Sunday, March 7, 2010

When You Just Know


Swaziland

42.6 % = HIV/AIDS rate

29 = Life expectancy age

200,000 = orphans

15,000 = orphan-headed households

I must go.
Been holding this secret for some time.
Finally, my stirring has a home.

Heart for Africa has called on me. He has called on me.

Please stop by my trip page...

I am so humbled to join this mission. Much more to share, but can't hold the secret any longer.

16 comments:

Huckdoll said...

I am in complete awe.

Seriously, I rarely give online but this I will support 150%.

I love you and I've never been more proud of a friend.

xo

Jason, as himself said...

An AIDS raid of almost 50%.

I wish you all the best in your fundraising and preparations!

katydidnot said...

i just shared these with my kids.

it's awful.

they kind of like the idea of them living in an orphan-headed household. until i explained that it isn't just a weekend, but would mean i was dead.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Your heart is the biggest and brightest I've ever known. Ever.

ILY. AAL.

dkuroiwa said...

oh james. what an incredible thing to do. i'm just choked up over here.
to find what you were meant to do...how wonderful for you.
you. are my new hero.

marlys said...

WoW! You continue to amaze me each time you update your blog! I have missed you but now realize you have been finding yourself -- and in such an incredible way. Is it too early to say I cannot wait to see your pictures and hear about your mission? I see this as your start in this great race of helping people. You finally helped yourself. You make me open my eyes a little wider each time I read your thoughts. Thank you for sharing (and of course I will be donating)! Thank you for being my moral compass today! LOVE YOU!!!

Jasmine said...

Wow! How awesome are you!?! I am so glad you are taking this journey, which will most certainly change the course and direction of your life and it's calling. You have been searching for more and maybe (possibly) this is it! How exciting!!! Can't wait to hear more and live vicariously through you!

Krystyn said...

Jamie-wow. What a big and amazing heart you have.

I went to Nicaragua. I don't know if I could do Swaziland.

Karen said...

I love you for this. Thank you for being available when He called.

Burgh Baby said...

I love you.

Courtney said...

Holy moly, I can't wait to hear all about this on our date. It sounds amazing, just like you.

Life As I Know It said...

oh, good for you. I would like to do something like this, too, when my kids are a little older.
I think I understand about feeling moved and called to do something. What a great thing you are doing.

kneesandpaws said...

You and your misson are on my mind. I'll be sure to keep checking for updates. All the best to you as you proceed on this heart-rending yet important decision.

Lisa said...

yay you! seriously amazing!

~Swankymama said...

Wow! You inspire me!!!!! Good luck :)

Burgh Baby said...

I miss you. :-)