1,000 Gifts (301-325)

301. Last dinners, drinks and conversations with good and trusted friends 302.  Send off party in the cafe 303. Our team being commissioned by the IOC and AFM communities 304.  Flexible leaders who made time to go over important information regarding Benin 305. Our new managing director and his wife, Roland and Carol, who make... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (276-300)

276. The amazing Reception team I've gotten to work with the last six months:   Especially my girls who serve the crew behind the desk: 277. Hannah Mullen--bright smile, big dreams and determined 278. Sarah "Kansas"--genuine and sweet servant's heart with a friendly and warm smile 279. Sarah Paris--witty, great listener and always willing to... Continue Reading →

Five Minute Friday: Mess

Today's prompt is: Mess. Go. If I were to be honest I would say my life is a bit like a Jackson Pollock painting... Its a little messy and it doesn't always make sense but somehow its striking and beautiful. One year ago today I walked up the Africa Mercy gangway for the first time... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (251-275)

251. Nicole introducing me to the Miranda show... 252. ...And getting lost in a Battlestar Galactica marathon 253. Katie, who continues to bless me with her loyal friendship and servant's heart 254. An encouraging devotion from my Aunt 255. Finally getting off ship, if even for just a few hours 256. Finding a way to... Continue Reading →

Dear Sebastian

My dear, sweet Sebastian, You make my heart smile, and when you curl up and rest your head against my chest I feel such a calm come over your little body and I know you can feel my love for you. I won't forget the way you felt in my arms or the way your... Continue Reading →

The One Where I Have Surgery

My eyes were heavy and my eyelids greasy when I rubbed them, I felt a perfect and simple peacefulness as my mind woke up and tried to sort out where I was. And then I felt the sharp, searing pain throb from my abdomen and I remembered I was in OR 3 in the Africa Mercy hospital.... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (201-225)

A few of these ones will probably raise some questions, fret not, everything is OK and a post to explain it all will be posted tomorrow 🙂 201. Peeps! 202.  A Saturday afternoon at the market 203. An evening out with friends enjoying the warm African nights with cool breezes and lots of laughs 204. Our new... Continue Reading →

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