Footprints

Monthly Archives: May 2020


The gift

I was in awe of the way the women would work in their fields with a baby on their backs all day. Often toddlers would be sitting nearby watching while their mother was working. I watched as they would use…

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A home for Lucky

http://www.gofundme.com/f/gzqvx-a-home-for-lucky This family is so close to my heart. They have been through some really hard times and somehow only express gratitude and appreciation for God. They are being forced out of their current home. It was not protecting them…

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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

I love this story. I highly recommend reading the book or watching the movie as you prepare to go to Malawi. I loved getting a glimpse into the culture and seeing the determination and innovation of a young boy wanting…

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Dream Big

I am obsessed with goal setting! One of my favorite ways to keep me focused is mapping my dreams on a board. I seriously love making these. They help remind me of what I need to be doing to get…

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School seating

I love visiting schools in Malawi. I try to plan my visits so that I arrive just before school is released for the day. As soon as we arrive we are a distraction. I love the way they welcome and…

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Things matter

I have a new perspective on things form this trip.  I know I have way too many things, and on the other side of the world, they do not have enough.  Maybe I have a bit more gratitude for what…

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Dave’s donation

A couple years ago a friend of mine donated $5000 to have a bore installed at a village. This particular villager had been learning new agriculture and farming skills and was known in class as someone who wasn’t always a…

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Life altering gratitude

I am struggling in this pandemic, but probably not for the reasons most would expect. You see I am selfishly THRIVING in this social distancing. I feel happy. Peaceful. Calm. I over the moon LOVE working from home…and am incredibly…

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The clinic

Last summer we spent a week doing the final renovations on a medical clinic in Malawi. My initial inspection of the buildings was eye opening. This was my first visit to a clinic. This particular clinic serves an area of…

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