Category Archives: Africa

Out of Africa – Days of Transition

There was a moment in Malawi when I was stuffed in the back of a taxi – when I thought to myself, “I am not going to miss this.” You see, there were five of us in the back seat … Continue reading

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Hope for Widows – Malawi

Emotions are universal and transcend culture. While sometimes expressed in different ways, feelings of faith, love, happiness, and hope are observed wherever you go. Fathers watch their children play with pride sparkling in their eyes whether strolling through a big … Continue reading

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Girls Network Malawi – Amazing!

Just her name makes me happy. Pronounced as “ooh la la,” there is a sense of beauty, appeal, and fun. But, there is more to Ulala than a beautiful name, within her is a beautiful heart, dedicated work ethic, and … Continue reading

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Painting with Respect

Malawi is a picturesque country known as the “warm heart of Africa” based on the notably friendly nature of the people and the highly safe environment. While strolling the crowded streets of the Lilongwe, the capital city, greetings by strangers … Continue reading

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Visiting A Mauritanian Prison

Volunteering in a Mauritanian prison sounds foreboding and like something that should incite fear and skepticism. Instead, for seven days of painting, I entered the boys and women’s prisons feeling inspired, eager, and energized by the importance of the work … Continue reading

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Traveling with Doctors in Mauritania

Mauritanian landscapes are breathtaking. During the airplane’s incoming descent, the Atlantic Ocean reveals itself, but unlike most other cities, the Nouakchott coastline stands bare. Instead of typical beachfront properties and busy highways, sand travels as far as the eyes can … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Mauritania

I arrived in Namibia yesterday, feeling anxious to spend the next few days writing about my time in Mauritania. Each morning, noon, and night during my visit was filled with activity. So much that it was hard to effectively process … Continue reading

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