Showing posts from January, 2013

Training Week

Last week, the dreaded goodbyes finally arrived. The week prior to my departure,  I struggled sleeping well, managing my time effectively, and relaxing. Feeling an intense sense of guilt for once again leaving my loved ones, I pushed aside any sort of emotion, and especially tried to avoid reflecting over the past year. I know the time will come when I will need to do that, but there is so much I am dealing with internally right now, I needed to be on guard emotionally. A new chapter ahead, I boarded my flight. 

I arrived at our International Headquarters for a 10 day training prior to my departure.

I was totally unaware of my ignorance of this place...but I couldn't be happier to be part of an organization like Samaritan's Purse. To put it simply, it all comes back to integrity. This organization has high standards of how they serve the needy both domestically and abroad, and how they live out their faith before others and God. They are very intentional and critical in their d…
Down to my last days before my pre-field training and departure abroad.  As I finalize details and make the appropriate arrangements, I reflect on this past year. Coming back to the States from Egypt, I never would have anticipated the intensity of events waiting  for me. Although it has been my toughest year, it also had some sweet elements that assisted me throughout the chaos. Below are some picsthat make me smile from 2012.