Friday, January 07, 2011


I am not sure how to process what is about to happen to me. I am about to step into a whole new world. I am on the precipice of understanding life in a whole new way.

I am naive... but I am about to abandon naivety.

I have only begun to realize what "poor" means. I know that it will have a whole new definition. I have been trying to understand compassion... but what will that mean in Africa?

I have been asked, what do you fear? Have you been educated about water/food/disease, etc. It's not those things I fear... I am afraid that there is still so much callous in me, that I will somehow be able to come home, unchanged.

God... press on my heart a new understanding. Please, do not let me come back the same!

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