Todd here to write in place of one of our Teachers as they are on the hot seat at BOH school.
Yesterday was astounding, precious, cool, hectic, intense, (how many more word)…. Seeing 712 people in the clinic. But, alas I get ahead….we had arrived Monday afternoon after long somewhat harrowing haul through Kenya south. We arrived to meet our hosts….greetings are special times in this culture and our ‘monochromatic’ team was somewhat brought up short feeling the pressure to get the tasks ahead of us started…..with seeming little time to be had available. After greetings we had tea (recall this is a British colony) and more greeting and meeting. Lovely. 🙂 Continue reading
Hi All! This morning we woke up to four smiling (but tired!) faces: Eric and Emily Phillippi, and Tyler and Cali Campbell made it safe and sound. Thank God 🙂 Continue reading
Hi everyone! I’m sorry about the brief update before, but hopefully this will work better 🙂
We got into Nairobi airport late Friday night, and had a bit of a scare when we were waiting for our luggage…and waiting…and waiting… But it turned out that they were just on a different carousel! We knew God was watching over us when we saw all that luggage gathered up: THIRTY SIX BAGS IN ALL!!! We were allowed 2 extra checked bags each (thank you, British Airways!) to bring books, art supplies, medical supplies, and stuffed animals. Continue reading
We have had lots of meetings and get-togethers in preparation of our journey. One of the things we’ve been blessed with is a team member who is pretty well versed in HIV and the AIDS virus. Todd put on a great presentation for us on May 18. What made it even better was the humor he snuck in 🙂 pictured is a photo of his sweet Basset Hound! I think his name is cowboy, but I’m probably wrong! Continue reading
Hi Everyone! I’m the one who is to blame for the waiting game you’ve all played with seeing this blog get updated— sorry! Continue reading
I am in full-time ministry with Communication Arts at Blackhawk Church.
Emily moved to Madison in 2007 to attend the University of Wisconsin where she majored in English, Psychology, and French. During college, Emily studied abroad in Paris and also went to Kenya with Blackhawk in 2009 where her passion for social justice was kindled.
Hi! My name is Stephanie Hansen. I currently live in Waunakee with my roommate and am a kindergarten teacher for the Sun Prairie School District. I just celebrated my 29th birthday and felt like the last year of my twenties was the perfect time to do something new and out of my comfort zone! Continue reading
My name is Jullianne Wilke and I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my two cats-Tinkerbell and Tigerlily. I moved to Madison in 1989 to attend Graduate School and have been working as a School Social Worker in a middle school for the past 21 years. Continue reading
The Andersons: Mike grew up in rural Minnesota. Gail was from suburban Chicago. They met at Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY where they both earned degrees in History. As newlyweds, they moved to St. Louis where Mike went to law school (Washington University: JD) and Gail went to Seminary (Covenant: MA counseling). Continue reading