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Monthly Archives: August 2020


Float and recharge

The COVID quarantine was really getting to me this week. We decided to take a break and float the river. Quality time with my kids was absolutely the best response and helped me refocus on the things in life that…

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Elephants eating from the deck

One of my favorite things about staying at Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia is having the elephants visit all day. I love elephants! Even though we see them everywhere in the park, I can never see too many. I get very…

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Homemade happiness

A group of women near my home made 200 dolls for my team to take to Malawi last year. These women put so much love into making these adorable little gifts. We would give them to the little girls we…

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Zambia Sunset – Dinner and River Cruise

The river cruise We were exhausted after the 30 hours of flight time and finally checked in at the Waterfront Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zambia. We were happy to learn there was a Sunset River dinner cruise available that night…

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Water source

I have always known my family uses a lot of water every day, and for many years I took that for granted. Everyone has water, or so I thought. Before I went to Malawi, we would spend many weeks every…

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A Malawian Feast

I called my friend who is an incredible chef in Malawi to let her know I would be in town for a couple of weeks. She insisted I join her family for dinner. I was very excited and when she…

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A global issue

While waiting for the headmaster of a school to see what kind of work needed to be done, I was distracted by a sign on the wall. Most schools I visit have handwritten posters and signs all in every classroom….

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Caring for the animals

I love learning how animals are taken care of in villages in Malawi. We visited an agriculture school campus where I was able to visit with a man learning to start his own chicken business. He was actually sleeping in…

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