Greetings from Honduras!

After a very early morning and a drive to Detriot, thanks to Mel's mom, we managed to make both of our flights on time. We are now at our hotel for the night in Tegucigalpa. We were able to meet with World Renew staff this afternoon as well as three local structural engineers who have had a lot of experience building bridges in the area. We are so thankful to Rolando for setting up this meeting and to...

I’m in Nairobi! After two delayed flights, I had to run through the Amsterdam airport, but I boarded on time. I ran with another passenger—a Kenyan from the exact coastal communities I will be staying in. He was very impressed by the chance of meeting each other, and said, “Your Christian God is taking very good care of you.” I couldn’t agree more. Although my luggage did not make the connection, it was delivered to my hotel safe and sound...

As many of my friends are starting to prepare for a new semester of college, I’ve been preparing for a different adventure. My packing is all done, but I still have a nagging feeling that I’m forgetting something. Emotionally and mentally I’ve been ready for this trip for a long time, but physically has been a bit last-minute. I love traveling—airports, airplanes (although I could pass on the airplane food)—so I’m very excited that I get to leave in less...

I wanted to briefly share about three clans and the impact it has had on the Kabermaido District. Due to internet problems, I will not be able to post pictures about the work I helped with. I am sorry for the lack of visual aid.
 
For the past three weeks I have been working in...
 

I made it!  (Barely I might add, as I literally had to sprint through the Brussels airport, to catch my flight).

Hello Everyone! 

I want to update all of you on what has been going on in my life this first week in the beautiful country of Uganda.  I arrived in Kaberamaido, the town that I will be located in during the majority of my stay, on Friday night and spent the weekend...

Good morning to everyone from the Kabermaido District. I have spent one week in this location and will be completing two more weeks here. This week has been rough for me. Some people say that missionaries take awhile before they come out of the honeymoon stage. I laugh because I came out of that stage within two days. I guess for each missionary it depends on their hearts and how they adjust to their new surroundings. I think

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Hello, my name is Cheyenne Thurman and I would like to begin my blogging with the "before the mission trip" scope. I recently turned 18 years old, and I am going to serve in Uganda, Africa for 4 weeks. God has taught me a lot about being flexible and His timing is not mine.

I was afraid this mission trip wouldn't work out,  I thought I couldn't get the money to fly out to World Renew's orientation. Somehow, I was able...

Every interaction we have creates new stories to share. One of our experiences led us to the Afar region in the eastern lowlands. Here we stayed at the base camp of the SSD group. This area is what we would consider to be inhospitable to life. The area suffers from drought every second year now and growing any crop is a significant challenge. The people who live here lead a pastoral life, living off livestock and when possible, growing a...

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