So Much.

“I appreciate all the thoughts and prayers. They say here that October is the worst month. Worst because its hot season. Worst because its crazy busy even when it doesn’t have to be. Worst because the slump of culture shock hits some. Worst because you’re waiting for a break and the first glimpse of that is… so… far… away. Yes, we are melting. It’s hot. It’s busy. It’s sad making…Keep Reading

The Faithfulness of our Father

“August 2019 and I’m back in Dakar for a second year teaching at Dakar, Academy. We have over two dozen new staff and a new campus opening west of the city next month. Growth and change and a refreshing call for our community to live and work in unity welcome us to a new year.  As I’m compiling student data, organizing syllabuses, and planning each class… God paused me. This…Keep Reading

The Most Romantic Dance

God gave us 12 hours to host our dear missionary partner and sister in Jesus, Caitlin Woodward, in country from Senegal. We had Sunday church with homemade scones, fruit and bacon, a walk to the park, pizza and chill by the pool, snickerdoodles dipped in coffee, and a prayer finale. From Paraguay to Ukraine, Swaziland to Senegal, and South Africa to the USA, we know no borders in the family…Keep Reading

The Miracles Behind the Numbers

“First year teaching: L.O.V.E. My first year teaching is finished. Summer has officially begun and during my time off I wanted to THANK YOU for walking close this past year in Dakar. I found comfort in the Father through every challenge and joy as I was reminded my Prayer Covering, in all of you, literally had my back.  If you want it in numbers: Over 100 students come in and…Keep Reading

Welcome to Communal Living…

“We are coming to the end of the school year here in Dakar, Senegal. I’m already anticipating a new and better year come August. I look forward to more growth and change and development, yet, am still grateful for each teachable moment that brought me this far. Jumping into full time mission work comes with a lot of expectations and adjustments. Even when you think you’ve “done it before”… you’ll…Keep Reading

Don’t Underestimate the Missionary Kid: 5 things I see everyday

“Observations after nearly six months of teaching… Nope, I haven’t been here long. And to be fair, I didn’t even know the term “MK” until I was in college. An “MK,” or missionary kid, is a child of a parent or family that serves as a missionary and thus raised or living abroad in a country or area that is not their own. More than half of my students are…Keep Reading

So, if Christ is the head of the Church and we are the Body…

“You cannot be My disciple if you do not carry your own cross and follow Me…” (Luke 14:27) Truth? I did have some concerns. My concerns pre-Senegal about community came out during a conversation with Jenny at the Grace Klein Memorial Day camping trip this year. We realized we both live in this deep reality and Truth that the BEST people we know are those that together advance the Kingdom…Keep Reading

Unspoken Aches to the Father

“Where do you even start when you talk about prayer? First, I’m going to recognize that every person reading this already has an idea or belief or experience (good or bad) associated with the act of prayer. Or maybe just the word itself. That’s fine. I can’t change that, but I can tell you a bit of my journey. And that’s not wrong. Because it’s mine. Prayer is my unspoken…Keep Reading

Keys to the Kingdom

“Short and sweet, I want to tell you why I’m here. Over ten years ago I was in Swaziland, Africa with a team that had been traveling for over six months. We were tired and failing as self-righteous little missionary wannabes. The religion most of us had grown up in expected us to do the right thing. The good thing. The nice things that don’t rock the boat. I guess…Keep Reading

“Here I Am, Send Me!”

“Hello dear friends, It is that time again. Time to be humbled and remain obedient to the Father’s call of “Go!” Oh, how He makes me laugh. I promise you, as I returned to Georgia (for the third time) the summer of 2015 I thought I had gotten enough of Africa “out of my system” and was ready to “put roots down.” #AmericanDream… At least, that’s what I tried to…Keep Reading

What. Where. Why?

“I love Africa. I have loved it even before I knew and loved Jesus. I am drawn to the bright cultures and the warmth of their compassion. Africa loves big and loves loud. They love without the limitations of time or resources. Much like Grace Klein Community. A few years ago, living in Atlanta, I began hearing friends mention Grace Klein Community.  In passing I am sure I must have…Keep Reading


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