At the suggestion of a good friend and mentor, I started a blog to record my work and experiences as I moved to Nairobi, Kenya and began a new adventure in life. I lived in Nairobi for 15 months taking on a short-term job assignment for a small Christian NGO,  New Hope Initiative. After an experience of a lifetime, I returned to the States, and I’m currently settled in Atlanta, GA near family and seeking new opportunities to serve.

Tumaini (pronounced Tuw -MAA-iy-Niy) is the Swahili word for hope. I believe there is hope for everyone even those marginalized and oppressed by society. I want my life to reflect this belief and bring hope to all who need it.

Originally, the purpose of my blog was to stay connected with friends and family back home. I have enjoyed the writing experience and decided to continue posting. I will continue to share about my life in East Africa but also write about justice issues, community development and travel.

A little about me… I am a Christ-follower, people lover, justice advocate, southerner, daughter, sister, friend, lover of food and wine, travel adventurer, health freak.

I hope you find enjoyment and inspiration from my blog.

“He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.” Psalm 33:5

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