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throwback: chickies and nuts.

The following story is an excerpt from the weekly series I wrote every week during my first few years of college. The things to know: 1. Janine is my sister. 2. She was dating Caleb at that point, and 3. now they're married. 4. I have a chin that we call a "butt-chin" in my ...

my crochet injury.

  When I get into something, I get into it pretty hardcore. This has proved true with many things I’ve done - Legos, coffee, toe socks, converses, geocaching, and as I’ll talk about in this story, crocheting. I love things that are rhythmic. Repeated and rhythmic tend to be soothing for me. Crochet became a ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Friday

Yesterday was amazing. We went on a game drive at a game reserve called Chaminuka. While there, we saw absolutely amazing animals - an elephant, giraffe, ostriches, water buffalo, zebra, baby lions (in an enclosure), and cheetahs (also in an enclosure). It was such an adventure! We ate lunch at the lodge, went on a ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Thursday

We started our day by visiting Grace Christian Centre, where our team worked last year. When we pulled up, I immediately was filled with happiness. To see what we worked so hard to do being used and loved was amazing. As we walked through the gates, we were greeted by Pastor Banda. I kept walking ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Wednesday

Tonight's blog is brought to you by Lindsay Olesen!  Today was a day spent bringing two cultures together through intentional interaction. The day started off with conversation between our team and Zambians. Our team's eyes were opened to how different, yet how alike our two countries are to one another. Some of our team members ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Tuesday

Today has been very similar to yesterday so far in a work sense - we have continued painting, finishing up the outer walls and classrooms. Today we did the final oil paint coats, which proved to be a bit of a sticky mess at times.  A few quick stories from the day: Before lunch, Jaid ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Monday

Our first day of work has been a success! Not only did we accomplish much, but more importantly, we met many amazing people and had a lot of fun while we were at it! The day began at the Apostolic Christian Church began with a meeting. We were greeted warmly by the 50-60 students who ...