Well, I’ve not done too well at keeping up the blog, again, I resign to do better! I will be posting journal type posts here during our journey, so check back when you can to follow our adventure. My photography and our God led both my husband and I to this adventure a couple of months back. I was asked to join a local group and travel to Limuru, Kenya to photograph their work there. Global Connections is based in my hometown. I have known the founders most of my life. At first, I said no. Then God really weighed heavily on my heart that this was a journey I needed to take. So, I prayed, and prayed some more. Then, I said yes. Ironically when you finally say yes to God, a peace comes to you that you can’t explain. If you would have told me a year ago that I was going to travel around the world and leave my sweet boys for weeks I would have said you’re crazy. When God places something on your heart that you finally give in to, you truly do get the peace that passes all understanding. Things began to fall into place. Little did I know, the biggest surprise of HIS plan was yet to come! I finally sat down one night to book my airfare. My husband sat beside me as I searched for flights. He was quiet as I was searching and finally said to stop looking for 1 flight and look for 2! He had decided that he would also travel with me! This brought on such a mix of emotions. We’ve been married 11 years this year. We have young children, a business that we work in together, and the busy life of parents with small children. We run to meetings, t-ball games, soccer practice, swim lessons, grocery stores, and all the places in between. Date night doesn’t come as often as we’d like. I’m just going to keep it real here…the thought of spending 16 days in Africa helping others together…God couldn’t have answered my prayers that I hadn’t even prayed yet in a BIGGER way! It’s been a hectic year, to be able to share this experience together is beyond my wildest dreams. So, we started our preparations and our prayer. We’ve had shots and meds. We’ve planned our travel, began packing our bags, making lists, and preparing to travel to Kenya. I must admit to you that my dream from childhood has been to be a National Geographic photographer. My grandfather was not an extremely educated man, but he read each months National Geographic from cover to cover. Then I read them or at least looked at all the pictures. To be able to serve with a team with such a strong faith AND take photos while I am there…wow…I still can’t quite wrap my mind around it. So, I hope you enjoy our little chronicle. I will do my best to update it! We await our departure in about a week and are packing away!
A few facts about our destination: Limuru is know for the large amounts of tea they grow. That is their main crop and they grow a very large portion of tea produced. It is a mountainous region. Our weather will be pretty much like Mississippi fall. High 70′s an low 40′s.