Do Me A Favor?

A little more than a year ago, a friend asked me to go to Ethiopia with her to bring home her second adopted son. At the time, I was perplexed. Why, of all people, would she invite me? When asked, the only answer she could give with certainty was this: “God wants you to go.”  I’m not a fan of trite sentiments, but the conviction with which she said it had me convinced.  Now, more than a year later, I think I know why. At least in part.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to unravel the story. It starts with my friend’s invitation and it ends — or maybe begins again — with the story of another woman whose encounter I never could have foreseen; a woman whose vision for impoverished, otherwise hopeless young girls has stirred something inside of me that I can’t rein in. 

Many of you know that I am the blog manager for FullFill MagazineFullFill’s tagline — live out your influence — is more than a catchy slogan. It’s a call to action for each one of us and it’s gotten in my bones: Live. Out. Your. Influence.

The upcoming posts will be my trust-filled attempt to live out my own.

So, do me a favor? Follow along. Pay attention. Listen. Engage. Share. Ask questions. My hope is that in writing my own story, I can help rewrite the stories of those who can’t do it alone.

It’d be a privilege to have you along.

Thanks and see you soon.


7 thoughts on “Do Me A Favor?

  1. See?!?!? I TOLD you that God wanted you to go to Africa! I TOLD you that He told me to ask you! I swear I wasn’t being trite when I said that. I knew it. What I didn’t tell you is that I started to ask you two other times that day and got scared and ran into the bathroom. There was a lot of praying in that hallway that day. There is NO way that I would have had the nerve to ask you to do something like that on my own. When I finally started toward you to ask you to go, I SWEAR God gave me a big old nudge in the backside to move me closer to you (just in case I hadn’t heard him the other three times).
    I can not WAIT to read the rest of this series. 🙂

    (and I still can’t believe you went)


  2. Three times? Am I that scary? Wow, I had no idea. You really are an amazing woman. It reminds me that there are always, always two sides of obedience. I’m still not sure where this series is going to totally end up or what God will do with it, but your story gives me confidence that it’s gotta be something; right? He couldn’t have brought us this far just to leave us now; right?


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