Five years ago, my husband and I packed our bags, took a deep breath, and moved from the UK to the Congo jungle with our three kids then aged 6, 3 and 1. As I reflect upon the past 5 years, I remember the threats of Ebola, riots, and dangerous so-called roads. I think of the snakes, the scorpions, and the long days without water, electricity, phone, internet, and fuel for cooking. I recall the tears when I wondered what on earth we had done to our children who we have to homeschool. I can almost laugh at the ridiculous inefficiencies if they hadn’t been so frustrating! But above all, I marvel at the miracle of how God can call and use a weak selfish immature spoilt brat like me to touch lives in what often feels like a different world!
It really has been a crazy roller-coaster ride. I have eaten too many humble pies to count, and have reluctantly swallowed some intensive life lessons. I absolutely love girlfriend-times. I am looking forward to honestly sharing with you my personal journey as a wife, mother, daughter, home educator and missionary doctor. I am excited to show off the greatness of our God. I can’t wait to spend time with you, and for us to cheer each other on!
I just know that this is going to be a super special morning, and as your girlfriend, I don’t want you or your girlfriends to miss it!