Saturday, May 31, 2014


One year ago today I touched Chadian soil for the first time. It's kinda shocking how fast the time went by. The time in Chad went by ever so slow at first, but since then time has zoomed by me like a whirlwind.

This time last year my heart was tangled up in all sorts of emotions. I was ecstatic, anxious, sad, and terrified all at once. I knew I was doing something big. And yes, I guess going to Africa for six months without my family or anyone really familiar was a little crazy. (I don't really know what my sixteen-year-old self was thinking.) But I also have realized that it's not the biggest, craziest thing people do and it's (hopefully) not the biggest, craziest thing I'll ever do.

Who knows if I'll see Chadian blue skies or feel the heat of Chad again. I don't feel like I'm supposed to go back right now, but I have a feeling that Chad hasn't seen the last of me. God has so much more in store for the Chadian people and I would really, really like to be a part of it.

(If you want to read more about my trip click here.)

(I think I had just nailed the perfect shot or something . . . photographer probs.)


  1. I love that last shot! Your skirt, your camera strap and landscape---all are so beautiful!

  2. thanks for sharing those photos! They are great! :)

  3. Wow your trip seeme like such a worthwhile adventure! It's so great that you were able to serve in another country! Your photos are absolutely beautiful! Oh and if you could check out my blog at


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