A year ago, I was in the middle of my final semester of college. Westmont is still a place I hold close to my heart. Even as I write this, I’m wearing the maroon sweatshirt of my alma mater, remembering times walking through campus or driving up into the Santa Ynez mountains or laughing in … Continue reading My Dinghy in the Ocean
Happy New Year! Two-thousand fourteen was a year of endings and transitions. I hope that you, like me, are loving 2015 so far! I’ve been back in South Africa for a week now and it has been thoroughly good. My friend Madi and I first landed in Cape Town where we spent a few days catching up with … Continue reading New Year!
…for the month of December, and I want to see YOU! (just a warning, this post is mostly about finances) I will be in California (yes, I’m hoping to visit more than just Sacramento) from early December to early January. If you would like to meet with me concerning what I’ve been doing with One … Continue reading I’m Coming Home
“Excuse me, but does this mean that I am now required to be a part of your homework club?” A well-spoken grade 6 girl passes me a sheet of paper with a list of names on it. I glance down. Her name is Sisanda. “No,” I reply, “but if you have homework you can come … Continue reading Coega
Only two months in South Africa and already so much has happened. Here’s a few updates of everything! Soyama to Coega After much deception and heartache, our Port Elizabeth team was forced to say goodbye to our community center in Soyama. This does not mean that we are ending sponsorship. We are only being “kicked … Continue reading New Directions