Let me explain.. God is so faithful. He’s proven it time and time again by whispers of tender love and protection in the middle of the night before hearing of a dear family member’s fatal hemorrhagic stroke. Hope in the darkest moments facing decade old hurts. Unspeakable peace in chaos that is the aftermath of … More faithful, frightened, free.
The weight of the meaning of Christmas and the overwhelming gift of Jesus settled on my heart this year more heavily than usual. Merry is not a word I would describe this season with but rather, joy. This year particularly my heart is broken for sufferers. For the heart-broken, for the lost. Those who don’t … More Joyous Christmas to you
There’s a song called ‘I can feel you’. About a year ago the lyrics to this song by Bethel felt like a warm comforter wrapped around me when I was having a difficult day. In fact, even when the days were sunny and promising and we were sailing onto new frontiers into Benin I felt … More A breath away
A short update on my goings and comings and stayings.. I have been doing a lot of researching and reading and of course, post service reflection. I have had good restful time off to recuperate since leaving the ship 3 months ago but it has also been a stretching and difficult time not knowing what … More Cliffhanging
Pressed down, shaken together, running over. If I had to describe my heart state right now it would be an interpretation of this phrase. I am a couple months back in my country of passport (note this was a deliberate omission of the word ‘home’) and the feelings, although slightly settled, are still quite complex … More Conditions of the heart.
My time serving with Mercy Ships has come to an end and I want to thank you for your support throughout. It has been the greatest challenge and privilege to be a part of a unique and powerful mission like this. It has grown and strengthened me and taught me so much about God’s love, … More à la prochaine
I will be going back to South Africa soon after a fair stint with Mercy Ships and no solid plan here on out. The more I’ve rested and released this decision over to God the more I’ve, very slowly, realised that it’s not about where I go. Or what I do. But rather, Do I … More Some thoughts on faith and transition.
I’ve lived here in Cotonou for 8 months and I’ve definitely come to like this place more and more. It’s in the colourful fabric, the bountiful fresh foods at the market, the smiling friendliness of the ladies selling at their side walk stalls. The way our patients dance often, whenever there’s a small reason or … More A little bit of Benin
The reality that so many children can run and play and be normal children after receiving treatment for club foot really gets me excited. It makes me cry when I let it sink in that not every baby will just naturally be able to participate in this world because of a condition of which the … More I’m all in on Ponseti
This past week has by far been the hardest week on board the ship this field service. I was recently home to celebrate a friend getting married and then got knocked out reduced to bed by some virus that had me feeling off balance, feverish, tachycardic and in pain last week. With so much to … More Sobbing, processing… (Please wait. WELCOME!)