Footprints

Category: Service


A journey of kindness

I don’t normally watch a lot of TV. I have always wanted to, but it is often difficult for me to “sit” through a show. Usually as soon as I sit down the “million other things I should be doing”,…

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Lucky moved into his Malawi house – project completed

We did it! THANK YOU!!! I am so grateful for the help and support we received to build this family a home!  When I met this family I was so moved by their love and family unity.  They are always…

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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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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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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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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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“If you have, give. If you need, seek.” ~Malawian proverb

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Taking time to make the most memorable moments

I work as much as I can, and I push others to work as much as they can, but the most impactful parts of the trip are the ones where we connect on a personal level. It’s when we stop…

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