From the Sahara to DC in a day

Sleeping in the tent, shoulder to shoulder, the wind flapped the tent and the smallest of the sand particles somehow made it through the berber carpet walls and plastered themselves onto me (remember, I was sleeping against the wall). When I woke in the morning, I...

Eating sand, sleeping with rats

(I’ve broken this post up into the actual days they occurred, in real life I had no time nor light with which to write in my journal between waking up in Sidi Driss and flying back home 3 days later… the next 3 days were crazy and sleepless- you’ll...

Tatooine

Wow… where to begin. As I write this I am sitting in a cave in a massive hole in the ground called Sidi Driss. Luke Skywalker grew up here. Really. As I wrote below, we got up very early to catch the 0600 train to Sousse. It was a beautiful 2 hour ride from the...

Sleepless in North Africa

Got up real early today to catch the 0600 train to Sousse… wouldn’t be so bad if we weren’t jet lagged and unable to go to sleep until 2:30am! Also, God had me pumped up last night and I couldn’t sleep because of what I think he’s telling...

Poverty and Contextualization

Yesterday we met a believer and another worker at Carrefour, which is like a Super Target surrounded internally by a mall. We hopped in “L”‘s van (first time we’ve gotten to all ride together in 1 car!) and went to a few of his humanitarian aid...