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Tanzania. . .

I am headed to Tanzania on Friday for our next Compassion Bloggers Trip!

I am SO looking forward to this trip for countless reasons:

Its Africa

The bloggers ( ooooo just you wait)

The stories

Lovin on kids. . .

The list goes on!

I have been a bit more sentimental this week preparing because Tanzania was my FIRST trip with Compassion. And almost 8 years and many trips later it is my FIRST time back!!

8 years ago Gabe and I were well, younger ( see that pic below. . . HELLO! ahhh young’uns!! ) We had been married for a little over 3 months and we were invited to go to Tanzania with Compassion because of Gabe’s job. I was beyond thrilled and beyond nervous! Gabe had been on trips before but It was my first time overseas and I had no CLUE what to expect. It was an amazing experience! I had never seen poverty like that and I had never seen Hope and Joy like that simultaneously. It was the ultimate “Soul Shaker”. I had known about Compassion for some time, but seeing their work first hand forever changed me and forever lit a desire to do more!  When we got back I didn’t know what “more” was or what “more” would look like. I had just graduated College with a minor in Photography but searching for jobs in the music business was on my horizon. Emphasis on “MY”.  Photography was never what I had in mind.  And funny ( and awesome!) how God works. . .

A few months after that trip I got a call asking if I’d like to do photos on another trip and then that lead to another and then another. . .


That trip changed me it changed US.

{see getting a wee bit sappy over here}


So THIS Friday we are Tanzania bound. . .

And check out who is going with us. . . You READY?

Maggie aka GussySews

The Nester

Kelli of MinivansareHOT

Jolanthe – Homeschool Creations

Scot Williams – speaker and blogger at Big is the new Small


The resourcefulMommy – Amy

and of course My dear friend and traveling partner in crime. . .ShaunGroves


We will spend time in Arusha ( in the Eastern part of Tanzania) as well as in Mwanza which sits on Lake Victoria in the western part of the country.

We will be blogging each day after we visit the Compassion Centers sharing stories and photos from our day!

AND for those of you that already sponsor in Tanzania

here’s where we are headed: TZ-967, TZ-670, TZ-671, and TZ-505!


We hope to see hundreds of kiddos sponsored and you can be a part of that too!!

Pray for us. Pray for our Compassion Tanzania Staff. Pray for our Bloggers and Pray for our Readers.

Spread the word. . .put a banner on your blog. . . bombard your facebook status. . . tweet it out and shout it out! And get old fashioned and send an email. . . encourage someone to follow our trip and sponsor!

We have  super nifty banners and widgets Like these you can use ( just copy and paste the code). . .

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So be sure to check in HERE at the Compassion Bloggers Site

May 6 – 12

To follow us as we visit Tanzania!




May 4, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Steve Jones - And I was there with you all those years ago! Wow, thanks for those memories and all the ones in between. I hope you guys have an amazing trip and I will be following along as always.

May 4, 2012 - 9:18 am

emily freeman - I’ve told my sister all about how fantastic you are – I can’t wait to read your posts, to see Tanzania through your eyes. Thinking of and praying for you all as you travel, as you love, as you see.

Love to you, friend.

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