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!)
I am still amazed when I have a conversation with Shea or Jenelle who are two of the teachers in the Academy on board. Shea teaches first grade and Jenelle is the preschool teacher (see the pics below). Seeing and listening to them in their element just fills me with fond memories of my childhood … More The ship kids and the Academy
I used to be so possessive of titles, of status and identifying labels. I held those abstract things so tightly. For example I remember being proud of the exclusivity of being on the dive team. How amazing is the work we do, how above-and-beyond an already unique and selfless life calling. Well I can’t totally … More Only as much as…I let go