Friday, January 15, 2016

Journey to Goma

Getting here... uneventful to say the least. I had an overwhelming sense of peaceful anticipation if that makes any sense at all. Plenty of time to read, watch some movies, write, and make friends with people from Denver. Did I mention the sunset was absolutely beautiful?... 
Meanwhile, jet lag is kicking my butt. I don't do well going to the east... this trip is just confirmation of that. So after sleeping 15 hours last night, I was able to go out for a walk today. The city is so different and yet feels so familiar. I was gifted, this past Christmas, with a polaroid cube. This means that since no one really knows what it is, I can take pictures like a ninja and no one knows what's happening. Please enjoy some of my favorite shots from the walk today. 

wanna ride?

teenage boys smoking and posing for pictures on a side road

the military guard protecting the governors house

walking home from fishing with his friends


she and her friends were asking me for money and my watch

I spent half of Thursday at the academy with the staff and the kids... I love it. The only frustration is the language barrier. But I knew that would be the case. So I just need to be patient, pray and study :) 


  1. Glad you made it safely! Nice to see a bit of where you are. I will keep you in my prayers as this new chapter starts! Much LOVE!!

  2. Woo Hoo!!! Keep on truckin' Jenn! Can't wait to see what amazing adventures God has in store for you!

  3. So glad you got there safely! Looking forward to more ninja pics. BTW , love the name of your blog. I'd put my money on you over J-Lo any day :)

  4. I like the pics. Glad you made it safely.

  5. We are so excited for you! We are praying! Much love, Trey & Gretchen

  6. Hi Jenn, Thanks for posting the pictures and sharing some of your life. You are a constant encouragement to Judy and I. We remember having fun conversations and talking about your vision. You have fleshed it our so well with transparency, humor and passion. I am offering a prayer for you and what you do as I post this little note. God bless you richly! Ron