Photographer’s Note: During a safari in the Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania, a group of 9 lions decided to cross the street and walk through the cars, making real chaos.
Miriam and Mwanasha: two of the sweetest girls ever. I absolutely loved every moment of meeting them, hearing their jokes, dancing with them, praying for them. While most of the kids we met (and absolutely fell in love with) held a strange mix of traditional/voodoo and Muslim beliefs, these two lived in Christian homes. This has various implications, including the fact that they are some of the only kids in the whole village not getting beaten. They were pure beauty. I miss them incredibly, their shy smiles that would sometimes erupt with laughter as my team leader (a grown man) tried mimicking their cousins’ quick phrases in Swahili.
These girls are reminding me of the value of being present, because just like them, there are so many truly wonderful people right in my community. People who need someone to ask them if they need any help, or to pray for them. To show them what truly committed deep Love looks like. Jesus loves with such a radical love that I want to know even more about. 1 John 4:12 says, “No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” God’s love is literally made more perfect when we love each other. I still don’t know what that looks like, but I want to.
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Someone PLEASE tell me the name of this flower so I can plant these all around my house and around my windows and basically everywhere. #theysmellSOGOOD #flowers
If I had known how amazing this book was, I would have read it a long time ago. #iaminlove #withhemingway #genius #oldmanandthesea #sittingbythegulf
when you realize your coffee mug matches your eyes.. #idontevenknowwhattocallthiscolor #incoffeeheaven #frenchpress #freshgrounds #happymorning
An article from NPR and two TED talks about different parts of Africa. These definitely do a great job in portraying (at least what I experienced of) many common mindsets in Africa.