Snake whisperer

Today I learned that I am a snake whisperer. That sounds a little back woods, but it’s true. Allow me to explain. This morning we drove to a crocodile farm called Kalimba. The crocodiles are fine, but the python pit is what draws everyone’s attention. We have 9 kids and my butt remains permanently clenched the entire time they point and stare down at dozens of snakes who are 10-feet-long.

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Walk a mile in my shoes

The question was a simple one: Who would like to shadow an Arise Africa child sponsorship officer and be a CSO for a day? Yes, please. Lara and I were paired with Susan, who is one of the CSOs at the Dotroda school west of town. Alissa told us that we needed to get up before the sun in order to be at the bus stop by 7:00. We set

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Zambia After Dark

What better way to celebrate the midway mark of our trip than to compile a list of things we never thought we would say or do in Zambia? I hope you get to experience half of this list at least once in your life. Enjoy! Would you like a bubble gum coffee shake? I had to burn a diaper. Did I just sit in urine? Yes, yes I did. Let’s

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Bachelorette Jojo recap: Some like it hot in Thailand

Bachelorette JoJo recap: Episode 9 Ladies and gentlemen, this is a hijacking. You may know that dear Lincee is in Africa serving her heart out, and you likely love her for it (we all do).  But what about the American reality TV happening back home?  What about us who spend hours of our Monday evenings glued to ABC simply so we can fully anticipate and appreciate the Tuesday recap?  We have needs,

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