My Perspective Picture

Psalm 100 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; Come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his court … [Read More]

I’m a Christ-follower, not a Christian

Ethiopia is a country full of religion. Heck, Ethiopia claims that they house the Ark of the Covenant. I am often asked, “What are you?” You can assume they mean religion… for my self-esteem I assume this anyway. BUT here I am a missionary that doesn’t like to admit she’s a Christian. It wasn’t like … [Read More]

Oh my Heavens!

“I don’t have any statistics to prove this, but based on my experience I’d bet that at least 95% of American “Christians” would choose not to leave their families today if they were given the choice to be with Jesus. You can justify that all you want, but something is off. Paul recognized the value … [Read More]

In Preparation

I’m really compelled to just prepare right now. Prepare for what you ask? “And Jesus grew in wisdom, and stature, and in favor, with men and God.” Luke 2:52 Something has been plaguing me lately and it’s my lack of time spent in the word, praying, and silent before my Lord. yeah I said it. … [Read More]

Women At Risk Prayer Meeting

A few weeks back we met with some of the EWAR staff to pray specifically over Kore and Hareg house. My teammate and I try to pray together weekly over Hareg House but it was nice having so many to join us. Our teammate Shelly came as well. We started with some worship songs in Amharic … [Read More]

Dirty Feet, Can’t Sleep

I can’t remember her face, but I can’t forget her feet. Today was a really good day. We held a prayer program for Hareg House and enjoyed lunch together afterwards. It was really nice to all be together and be united; in the word, on our hands and knees, and crying out to the Lord … [Read More]

How to Get Out Coffee Stains

This past week we got to enjoy some time as a family outside the city. We visited a lake town called Hawassa and stayed at a resort hoping for that much needed peace, quiet, and reflection after just 4 months of being back (yes that’s all it takes). Truthfully, this is my 3rd time writing … [Read More]

How Satan is Stealing Your Motherhood

Ok so maybe some of you know I stole this title. I saw it floating around on Facebook- you know one of those catchy little articles that steals just 3 more minutes of your precious time. A lot of them aren’t worth reading or in my case… worth loading, but this one I knew probably … [Read More]


We were passing one another when Ramiah caught her eye. What caught my eye was her huge smile and sweet voice, also she wore only blue; covered head to toe in the traditional Muslim dress known as a burka. Once she cooed over Miah, I practiced my very little Amharic in a shaky and humble … [Read More]

Hareg House

Hareg was a prostitute. Hareg is also deceased. However, Hareg did not die a prostitute, she died a saved and redeemed child of God. Years ago, Hareg in a time of great need came in contact with Elillta Women at Risk. She agreed to be a part of the program and she thrived. Once graduated, … [Read More]