Just Don’t Call Me That

I’ve been in Kenya for a little while now, almost 7 years. I love this country. I do. I love the fresh air and the rolling hills of Kisii where I live. I love Kenyan culture and all of the different communities. I love the people. And… I’m even starting to dig the music. However, there’s one thing that I’ve never gotten used to and it’s like nails on a chalkboard whenever I hear it. The word “mzungu”. I hate it. Mzungu most commonly translated means “white person”. Kids are constantly yelling it. To this day I can’t walk around — Read More —

Together

A very popular African Proverb says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ” Going together is never fast, rarely convenient, and sometimes it’s not even fun.  But it’s necessary. Oasis for Orphans has a vision of rescuing 110,000 orphaned and vulnerable children. It’s a huge vision that likely won’t happen in my lifetime. But it will happen… if we do this together. At The Valley, we are quite busy rescuing children by providing shelter, food, clothes, and an education. What we often don’t talk about is how none of this is — Read More —