an african summer

12:00 AM

Or winter, depending on which hemisphere you might be on. I'm quite excited to escape the hot Texas summer in exchange for a cool African winter. The plan is to leave mid June for S. Africa. The kids couldn't be more excited. It's been over 2 years since they flew on an airplane and they're itching to go. I'm so excited for them, now that they've been in the U.S. for this long and they're older, to go back. I'm believing that God is going to touch their hearts in a deeper way. Joshua has already been talking heavily about orphans and adoption, and I'm hoping his heart is going to be touched in a way that it hasn't been before.

Our plan is to stay as long as we need to. Jeremy will be casting vision, I'll be focusing on catching the stories with my handy dandy camera, and together we'll be investing in our crew of volunteers. There is more here and there, but these are some of the biggies.

the nile 
2009 ~ Jinja, Uganda, the source of The Nile

As if that wasn't exciting enough, I have some news I've been chomping at the bit to share. Back in February, I received an email from Adonai Partners with this as the subject, "How about spending 2 weeks with us in Uganda?" Totally curious, I opened the email to discover it was a personal invitation to come with my camera to capture the stories and to teach local Ugandans about storytelling. My jaw dropped, and I squealed with excitement! Several emails back and forth and a couple of phone conversations later, and it's confirmed. I'll be spending the last 2 weeks of July in Uganda!

I'm always amazed with God, but things like this, things that are a part of a dream, continually blow my mind. He loves me that much. I can't tell you how excited I am to document what God's doing in Africa this summer (winter...smile). And of course, you'll be able to follow along here in my adventures through Kampala and Gulu.


If you have cameras you would like to donate for the local Ugandans to use in their storytelling, please email me. I would so love to bless them with cameras! Also, if you would like to donate toward our trip to S. Africa, please visit the Donate page for instructions on how to do so.

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6 comments

  1. It sounds very exciting, will be fun to follow! :-)

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  2. It will be great to have your family in SA with us for an extended period of time!! Looking to forward to all God is going to do.

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  3. Exciting times! What amazing opportunities opening up for you and your family. Looking forward to the journey you will be sharing.

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  4. How exciting! Looking forward to your photos :)

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  5. Documenting what God is doing in Africa this summer... LOVE that Jen! So happy and excited for you. Can not wait to see your captured moments!!

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  6. So happy I clicked on your blog...I look forward to following and reading about your summer in Africa. May you and your family be blessed and have safe travels during this special journey!

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