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October 13th 2014
On our last full day in Zambia (Saturday, Oct 11), we headed off to Kalingalinga and Garden to visit Kids... READ MORE
October 11th 2014
Now that the Women of Worth Conference in Zambia is finished and all of us caught up on our sleep,... READ MORE
October 10th 2014
The last day of the Women of Worth Conference in Zambia was an emotional time for our team and the... READ MORE
October 9th 2014
Adventure is doing something you've never done before without expectations or a plan. It's my first international mission trip and it's... READ MORE
October 7th 2014
The Women of Worth Conference: Zambia kicked off bright and early today at Church of God Zambia Region Headquarters. A... READ MORE
October 6th 2014
Today, I tell a story with photos. First, because there were so many (275 to be exact). Second, because it's... READ MORE
October 5th 2014
It's Sunday here in Lusaka, Zambia and that means worship. Big, beautiful worship of God and all His blessings filled... READ MORE
October 4th 2014
Cookies for Breakfast Being an adult, I've always loved the idea of ice cream or cookies for breakfast but rarely have... READ MORE
October 3rd 2014
TRIP STATS: 2 Ethiopia Air planes 27 hours of travel 17 hours in the air 7 tired ladies from 3 states 7 timezones 7,697 miles away... READ MORE
July 27th 2014
"Life isn't about the mistakes you make, it's about what you do next." - Lee McFarland at National Community Church Failure is... READ MORE
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