Posts from May 2015


Temps are staying consistently below 70 degrees here and the rain makes it feel like high 50s.

Shock

Is it summer in the US? Temps are staying consistently below 70 degrees here and the rain makes it feel like high 50s. Winter is starting here in Santa Cruz and we’re so glad we brought our scarves and sweaters. On average, we’re significantly less bundled up than the people around us, but the cold…

This is our final goodbye with my mom and sister.  We're going to miss everyone so much!

Sojourners

I felt what it’s like to not have a home for the first time in my life. ┬áThere are many others in this world who experience this everyday, but I have been blessed by others and by God to be cared for in this way for all my life until now. ┬áMelissa and I have…

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Excited

This week’s most frequently asked question has been: “Are you excited?” My thought: am I allowed to say “no”? In some ways, having prepared for this moment for the past 3 years, the anticipation of leaving in 13 days is almost a relief. In other ways, these 21 days between leaving Pennsylvania and arriving in…