Cultural shift

Our world is incredible. In a time where all four corners of this world are as accessible as they have ever been, the glory of the earth is inescapable. There are deserts, oceans, jungles, and mountains. There are temperatures that average as low as -50°C and hover as high as +50°C. There are hundreds ofContinue reading “Cultural shift”

Day One – Success!

There’s no point to waiting, right? Considering I only have three weeks to collect as many as stories I can, I was barely off the tarmac when I began my mission here (That’s not so true. I had the longest sleep of my life to make up for the 20 hours of flights first). ButContinue reading “Day One – Success!”

Babies, blankets and blessings

I am blown away. Just over one week ago, I sent out a request for donations of baby blankets to take to the women and children that I’ll be speaking with while I’m in Malawi. The result was an overwhelming display of generosity – what I asked for and then some. The result was overflowingContinue reading “Babies, blankets and blessings”

Through Hope and Grace

The following story is one that I wrote nearly four years ago.  It paints a picture of the life of Malawian orphan – highlighting their struggle and emphasizing their hope. It’s stories like this, among so many others, that are the inspiration for Mama. It’s stories like this that are the fire behind my passion. IContinue reading “Through Hope and Grace”

Are you ready for Mama?

Mama. The first word that most children learn. I was surprised to discover that the word is nearly the same in every language.  A quick Google search will bring up lists of translations: ‘Mom’, ‘Mama’, ‘Meme’, ‘Maman’ or ‘Mami’.  With slight variations, the word for Mother can be repeated across the globe and be understood by almost anyone.Continue reading “Are you ready for Mama?”