after africa


Hi, friends!!!  I just wanted to write a quick update to let you know how things are going. A month ago, I was on my way to Kenya to deliver medical supplies to a school for orphans on Rusinga Island, in rural western Kenya.  I enjoyed my time with the kids there, and it was very gratifying to be able to give supplies to the school and train the teachers on how to provide medical care to the kids.

And then I got sick with malaria and typhoid. I was on medicine for a few days and still didn't feel better.  I was worried that my health would deteriorate further and I'd get very sick like I did in Togo, where I ended up unconscious on the floor and then in the hospital for a few days (apparently, my body and malaria do NOT get along.)

So I left the island five days early and went to Kisumu, a city several hours away.  I stayed at a guest house there, and it was just what I needed.  Hot showers, no mosquitoes, a comfortable bed, a fan and delicious food in the restaurant downstairs.

I flew from Kisumu to Toronto, where I met up with my parents for a few days, and then spoke at a youth camp.  From Toronto, I flew to Phoenix, where I spoke at a fundraiser for a program that cares for orphans in Cameroon.

And now, I'm on lockdown for the next 10 days in a tiny little studio apartment in California, finishing my second book.  (My deadline is June 6th, and the book is scheduled to publish in the fall of 2017.)

I'm feeling a ton better than I did when I left Kenya, so I'm very thankful for that.  I'd appreciate your prayers for inspiration and focus as I wrap up this writing project.

With that...I'm logging off the internet for now :)