Category Archives: Preparation


I’m taking time to put together some online documents that I can use to keep track of the children’s medical histories. I also found some growth and development paperwork that will prove useful.

Leaving September 5th

I must say thank you to everyone who has provided for me financially! I have purchased my plane ticket and am planning to leave on the 5th of September. I am still raising money for my living expenses and equipment. I also set up a Bank of America account so I can manage my finances while in Kenya.


My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. I spent some time raising money at my Church (College Hills Baptist), but the majority of my time was spent with Anuj and Smita! They came all the way from Washington D.C. to spend time with us. Last night, they served us traditional Indian dinner. It was the best meal of my life. I… (more…)

Facial Palsy

Facial Paralysis is commonly accepted as Bell’s Palsy; I learned a different cause today: Otitis Media. It is amazing to think something as simple as an ear infection could paralyze your face! As pressure in the middle ear grows, bones shift, and the facial nerve (VII) becomes inflamed. The cure is to treat the ear infection, but it still requires hospitalization for examination. I… (more…)

At the River

Today I spent my afternoon with the Christoval Texas River Ministry. These wonderful people go where many would not. Their intention is to share the love of Christ with those who find themselves at the end of their rope–those with severe drug addictions, felony charges, etc. They have given me many opportunities to witness, lay hands on people and to… (more…)

San Jacinto Clinic

Dr. Rider (the one attempting to give me bunny ears in picture to the right) and the San Jacinto School Based Clinic have become special friends of mine over the last few weeks. They have taken me under their wing and given me the hand’s on experience I need for my trip. Free of charge, these people have made me… (more…)

Peanut Brittle at Sister’s Cafe

I received my very first donation today! Sister’s Cafe at the San Angelo Airport has graciously agreed to sell homemade peanut brittle all this week to help with my airfare. Pictured to the right is my first contributor. He has been in love with my grandmother’s award winning peanut brittle recipe for quite some time. As I was leaving the… (more…)