I Live Where!?

Most of our working days are spent inside our 33 acre mission station. We live in a relatively “Americanized” house, I teach American children, we study American curriculum, and with the exception of a few- my neighbors are Americans. Consequently, some days I have to stop, look around, take a deep breath and say, “I LIVE IN AFRICA!” Easily, I could develop a ritualistic day to day routine causing perspective to be lost. Letting purpose and vision dissolve. Focusing simply and plainly on the day to day task-nothing else! Therefore, I am grateful and rejoice in the opportunities when God moves me and empowers me beyond the desire of my flesh to widen my eyes and say….

I am tired, a nap would be nice…but go visit with someone!

I don’t need anything this week…but lets go out to the market anyways!

It is really early, I would rather hit snooze…but go for your early morning run through the bush!

I don’t want to get eaten alive by mosquitos…but go, sit and watch the futbol match!

A movie would be relaxing tonight…but instead go to the hospital, pray for patients!

I will not understand much, the speakers are deafening…but go to church anyways!

Man it is hot…but play volleyball or ping pong with friends!

It is crowded, busy, and stressful…but go run some errands in town!

I think I want to go home, I could do all this there… but NO you are home!

I live where!? I live in Africa, God humbly reminds me of this each day!

a few pictures of how God restores vision…








10 thoughts on “I Live Where!?

  1. Katie! I love keeping up with you and Nick. I’m praying for the community of friends as well as you two constantly! I am so moved by y’alls humbleness and obedience to the Lord while fulfilling your call to Africa. After reading your previous post, I think I am in love with Bolu too!! I will be fiercely praying for him to receiving the gift of “reading” for Christmas.


    Hannah Kenny

  2. Good letter, Friends!

    Hey, we’re beginning to make plans to lead a team to Nigeria Sept 11 – 27, 2015. I hope you will be there!! It’s all still very tentative, but at least we’ve got some dates that the Campions agreed with, and that work in our schedule. Pray that all the details work out.

    Your letter is very good – love the pics. I’m curious about the last picture – the lake. Where was that taken? Just curious.

    OK…gotta run…just wanted to say I enjoyed your letter – very honest – and to say that I’m “pumped” about the possibility of hanging out in Egbe with the Riddles!


  3. I always get so excited when I see your new posts! Your energy is SO CATCHING!!!! What a beautiful reminder that we need to search for our God wherever we are! Hugs and love, and always my prayers!

  4. What a blessing to hear from you!!! Your words inspire us all to follow Him in our own environments. Thank you for being there and allowing us to share.

  5. Really enjoy your posts, pictures, and reflections. Praying for you in our Sunday School class and wishing you a joyous Christmas!

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