Published in Elephant Journal!

Published in Elephant Journal!

The Colorado Rains must have traveled this way…last night on my walk home I only made it half way when the torrential down pour began. I took refuge at Mama Mesange’s, one of my favorite families (in profile pic).

They insisted I stay the night; they gave me a hot bath and I ate dinner with them as we conversed in the local language. Their one year old fell happily asleep in my arms. It felt a lot like home.

I let go of all the things I ‘needed’ to get done and just enjoyed each passing moment. At the end of the night, Mama Mesange pulled her mattress next to mine and said she wanted to sleep next to me, her ability to be a mother never ending.

Living in an African village can certainly have its challenges but I’m nearly a year in and the amount of gratitude I have for this experience grows by the day.

THEN…I woke up to find that an article of mine had been published in Elephant Journal (a Boulder based e-magizine).

See link and if you like, please pass it on!

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/wanderlust-of-the-soul-steph-sanders/

What an amazing week it has been! xo

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Sponsorship Coincidence

Today a friend and fellow S.O.U.L. volunteer camp to the Shack to meet and spend some time with the student she has been sponsoring for over a year, Benard. This is always amazing to witness, as it is rare for a student to be able to meet the person who is paying half of their […]

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African Home Makeover Part II

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. – Sarah Ban Breathnach Down by the River, just past Naafa’s After some decorating & 5 weeks later . . . There it is…Home Sweet Home! More to fix here and there but it feels unbelievably good to […]

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