Monday, March 23, 2009
So I'm going back.
Yep, I know I just got home, but I just can't stay put.
Since I got back I have been getting my house in order, catching up with friends, and, thank god, working...
I know I haven't even let the dust settle on my shoes, but I was invited to co-lead some teams back to Ethiopia with Mocha Club, as I did last summer. I enjoyed Ethiopia and co-leading so much that I couldn't turn it down.
Old classroom in Ambo...the new one is being built now!
Mahalet and Betty
Our Ambo street boys
I also figured that as long as I'm there I can't not stop by Kenya to visit my family in Kitale, so I will be heading there for about a month as well.
I haven't even been home long enough to go through my pictures and put together my "Thank You" gift for everyone who helped me go the first time (I am working on that by the way, coming soon),
So because I dont feel right sending out another support letter asking for more money when I haven't even been able to even thank those who helped me the first time, I am simply soliciting on my blog...thats fair enough right?:)
In all seriousness I do need help raising money to go back this summer, somewhere around $3,000 to be on the safe side, but no where near what I had to last time.
I am trusting that the Lord will provide a way for this to happen again, but I am also trying to work as much as I can to also ease the burden.
For those of you have supported and been with me through this journey, I can't tell you how grateful I am, and words can't describe what a life experience it was, so "THANK YOU!"
and if this next trip is something that you would like to help me out with, email or call me.
You can also simply send a check with my name in the memo line to
Attn: Mocha Club
10440 N. Central Expwy, Suite 122
Dallas, TX 75231
I am working to pay for the Kenya portion of my trip, so the money sent to African Leadership goes strictly to Ethiopia.
THANK YOU again a million times for all you support for making this past year happen and thank you for your support in this forthcoming trip!
I mean who can say no to the opportunity to see these faces?
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I've been back for about a week and a half now.
I knew it wasn't going to be easy, and at first I felt disconnected, but I was handling it alright.
Well, reality has sunk in and I can't say I'm surprised. I'm happy to be back and see my family and friends. I just can't reconcile the 2 worlds. Maybe its better that I don't, so I'll always want to be there.
I miss the kids, the voices, the faces, the place
All of this thought is making me to be anti-social. Part of me wants to be and the other part knows it's stupid...again, I'm unable to reconcile.