“Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which he is to bless us now”
– Saint Teresa of Avila Hands and Feet
“So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love?” – MLK
Seeking to be an extremist for love. Since traveling to the Turkana region of Kenya in May 2008 with Engineers without Borders, I have a burning passion to truly love my neighbors all over the world. This passion has led me different corners of the world and most recently Uganda. I will be interning with Samaritan’s Purse for five months in Uganda, attempting to learn to be the hands and feet of Christ.
I love the thrill of being in a new and unfamiliar place, learning new languages, and standing in awe of the beautifully and creatively designed world we live in. I love the earth and human beings, and enjoy marveling at how diverse our world is. When I’m not traveling, I may be running, biking, hiking, attempting to be creative, reading, learning or eating ice cream.
This blog is a document of my time in Uganda with Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. To follow my past (and future adventures) click here.
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito.”
– African saying
“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.” -Isaiah 58:10
The views expressed in this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Samaritan’s Purse.