I need Africa.

you know that quote, from Mocha club?
“I need Africa more than Africa needs me”
well, I am a believer.
My heart is here.
I was telling some of the girls on my team today that I feel more comfortable and more at home in Africa, with the orphans than I do at home in Texas.
I need this place.
and the children.
today was full of joy, laughter, dancing (and I mean teaching Emmanuel how to 2 step & pretzel and me learning a Rwandan dance!), singing, jamming to songs on my phone, giving away shoes, and lots of holding hands, hugs and LOVE.
Justin & Evorite (my boys!) were by my side the whole day.
the became my little assistants!
one would be wearing my camera backpack and then other with my phone or…gasp…my camera!
{this is how much I trust them}
I taught them both how to use my camera yesterday & they became quite the photographers.
setting up an area for headshots, bossing people around, haha.
I only let them 2 hold my camera & when Justen tried to give it to someone I got onto him like a mom.
they were very protective with my things and with me. ย 
the best part of the day is when I got to give them their new shoes!!!
they both had really terrible flip flops from the market & E’s were broken so he was having a really hard time walking yesterday.
so when we went shopping, I bought them yellow & red chuck taylors ๐Ÿ˜‰
I was actually a little nervous when I gave them to them. but there were lots of “thank you”, and “I love you” and “very good” words exchanged.
and Jenn was there to photograph the whole thing!
I got one picture of just them after on my camera & it may be my FAVORITE picture I’ve ever taken.
I can’t wait to show it to you ๐Ÿ™‚
there is so much more to tell.
but I am so tired!
we had a fabulous meal tonight by the lake & I had some A+ conversations with women who love Africa, Jesus & his children. ย feel refreshed, renewed, ready to conquer the world ๐Ÿ˜‰
we head to Ethiopia in the morning…..
{just talking about it at dinner tonight made me so very happy}
pray for safe travel, no car/plane sickness, time to rest & be renewed, spend good time with Jesus & his word, time to reflect on what we’ve seen this week.
more to come ๐Ÿ™‚
pictures were taking too long to load…..go to my instagram (@wynne4) and later facebook to see pics from today!!

Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life.  I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

A little about me, Iโ€™m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when Iโ€™m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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  1. Elisha(: says:

    I love your blloogg!!(: follow me?

  2. Lauren says:

    well you know that I know JUST what you’re talking about!! I am definitely in need of some Africa right now!!! Soak up every moment in Ethiopia for me! I miss it sooooo much!! praying for you!!!!! <3

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