Saying Goodbye to Neema House

This will be the most vulnerable blog I have ever written. We are in a place right now where we are leaning into the uncertainty and vulnerability of our story. Brene Brown defines courage as telling your story with your whole heart. The thing about telling your story, is that you cannot control how people […]

March Update and an Announcment

I have had a major case of writers block!!! I have several topics swirling in my head that I would love to share on this blog, but nothing is coming out like I want it to, so I have been putting off writing all together. Yesterday I was with another missionary friend and we were […]

2016 – Year in Review

This year has been epic adventure of highs and lows. It has been the culmination of the past two years of hard work, prayer, fundraising and planning resulting in the move of Neema House to our new facility, collectively called Neema Village. This year has also been one of the hardest on record for our […]

The Big Move

Matt and I are no strangers to moving. This is saying a lot for a small town Texas girl who’s entire moving experience prior to becoming an adult consisted of relocating from one house to another across town. In the eleven years that Matt and I have been married our little family has moved nine […]

Culture and Yoga

Culture…unless you are an anthropologist, you just do not realize what a tangible entity culture is until you are doing the tango with it and you do not even know the steps. When you are living life in your own culture, you are able to breeze through on muscle memory. Social interactions are largely like […]

Community

I am so excited to be posting a blog within one month of my last one! That is a definite improvement in my record. The month of April was very busy and included a wonderful and much-needed visit from my parents. I had not seen my dad in 15 months and I was missing him […]

Homeschooling – The Perfect Circle

Most of you who read this blog probably know that I was home schooled from second grade until I graduated high school. Matt was also home schooled off and on as well as attending various private schools (his family moved several times), a couple of which were started or run by his parents. Unlike most […]

2015 Year End Slideshow

¬†We have had a great year filled with construction and well digging and new babies. The girls have grown in all ways and are thriving. Thank you for making it possible for us to be a part of this ministry in Arusha, Tanzania. Enjoy the pictures and make sure to push play to hear the […]