It is a bit of a longer saga but the quick and easy version is “Africa called & I said yes” Just a few short months ago I decided that I was going to start saying yes to the doors of opportunity and adventure that opened before me. When one is really busy and or tired the default setting is, “not right now maybe later” and trust me when I say I was both tired and busy! Maybe that is another post on my journey through burnout but lets get back to Africa. A very good friend of mine has been working with a faith based NGO in Tanzania over the last 10 years and was looking for some help with the challenge of leading two teams that would overlap on the same trip. When he “spitballed” me a facebook message about some kind of adventure I was already in yes mode. Here is lesson number 1. Without warning something on your bucket list can just pop up out of no where but you must be ready with a yes. My wife and i had lived in Zambia for just over a year when we were first married and we have always planned on going back to visit the continent “someday”. I am going to go out on a limb and encourage you that if you will shift your mindset from maybe to yes some good things are going to pop up and catch you by surprise. When they do please share!
Four students were chosen from a local school to be highlighted in a short film we created on our trip that highlights life in the village of Inala.