This time last year Stephanie, Heath, Hallie and myself were settling into our rooms at Cradle of Love in Arusha, Tanzania. I had no idea of the love and heart break that I would experience during my time there and since leaving. Today I finally purchased a few frames for my favorite photos from my time in Africa. I'll be honest with you though, in the 7 months that I have been home I haven't printed a single photo yet and in fact I haven't even hung up any from my time in the motherland in 07. It's a rare day when I can even bring myself to look at the photos I uploaded to facebook last year.
A friend shared this video with me shortly after my return and It speaks to my soul.
"Now that I have seen. I am responsible. Faith without deeds is dead. Now that I have held you in my own arms. I can not let go."
I am still daily wresting with what that means for my life and praying that God would continue to make clear His plans for me.
I know that God is doing something Big in my heart and I also know that you need to press into the things that break your heart not away from them. So I wanted to share this video with you and once again thank you for all the support that afforded me the opportunity to go to Africa in the first place. My life has been forever changed.
If you would like to get involved with a few of the kids that deeply impacted my life please check them out at http://www.cradleoflove.org/ and http://www.lohada.org/ http://www.luo-setfree.org/ your sponsorship could change their lives.
Also hopefully soon if you were to stop by my place you would see the photos of a truly God blessed experience. While it still hurts my heart to look at some of them i think it hurts it more not too.