Footprints

Monthly Archives: July 2020


Planting trees

Planting trees is always a favorite activity on our trips. There is just something so satisfying about giving back through sustainable efforts. We try to plant hundreds of trees on each visit. We focus on planting fruit bearing papaya and…

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Small and simple things

Two years ago when we were in Malawi we visited an orphanage. We spent time visiting and playing with the children. One team member brought a “magic” trick to teach to the kids he met there. It was a huge…

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One ticket from starvation

I started this blog to preserve my memories of the experiences I have had in Malawi. I have been blessed to be able to take 3 of my kids me. This is one of the experiences written by my son….

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Zambia in the rainy season

Before traveling to Malawi I was advised to not go during the rainy season because the rains can cause cancelled flights and I could end up stuck there. After my first trip to Malawi, I learned that being stuck in…

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An apple a day…

We always stop to buy apples from local vendors and then share them with kids. Since we are buying large quantities, we try to buy some from each of the street vendors. It is fun to divide up and buy…

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Quote of the day

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Seychelle water bottle

My favorite water bottle to use during my trips is this Seychelle bottle. We buy them from Amazon for abut $35USD and it is worth every penny. During my first trip we used bottles of water that we purchased in…

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Lucky’s house update 3

How cool is it that we are building a house together while in this COVID experience!?! We might not be able to travel, but we are definitely helping an incredible family survive, build dreams, and take care of others. This…

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Courage

I look back to my first trip of solo international travel and remember how afraid I was. I had been asked to travel to Singapore to teach a leadership session – alone. I felt like an imposter as I planned…

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