Alex & Holly {summer internship}

Alex & Holly, right now you’re somewhere in the air between Uganda and Alabama and I’m sitting here at home having a little pity party because I miss you so much.  Three girls can’t spend two months in Africa, living together, working side by side, worshiping God together, and sharing so many memories without developing a special bond.  You’re really like sisters to me.

To avoid bawling my eyes out over your leaving all over again, I’m not going to go too deep today….instead I thought I could take us back to some of our most exciting adventures packed into the last 7 weeks.  These are the things we’ll never forget…

Missing tickets in Nairobi

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Missing luggage in Entebbe at 2am

Attending the Day of African Child event

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Going to town where there’s Mirinda soda & ice cream 😉

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Making beads with the ladies

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Teaching the kids songs about mangos and trees

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Numerous home and school visits with CDP & Life Beads friends

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Devotions at the Refuge Center

Teaching Jennifer and Joyce how to sing “10000 Reasons” and our other favorite worship songs

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oh-my-word-I-need-some-chocolate moments

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Worship time at the kitchen table

Playing with kids at the daycare

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Chicken salad

Frog Face (Miss Guacamole) and Mrs. Quesadilla and our Table time topics with MK’s

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Water tower climbing

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Playing with kids at the Refuge Center

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Hair salon at the chapel

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Saturday soccer, Bible club & choir practice (and that one song I hope you never forget!)

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Bike rides

Hearing Holly squeal over critters in the house

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“Hannah! Get your camera! NOW!” moments

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Sharing a heart for the needy and spending time with our sponsored kids

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Being chicken owners together

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Church service with friends

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Sunday afternoon worship & Bible study with MK’s

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Goodbyes at AH

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Safari

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Alex & Holly, I love you oh so much!  Being in the Pearl of Africa with you these last 2 months was a dream come true!  What am I ever going to do without you?!

I’m praying for you as you transition home.  Remember, God has done a new thing in your life this summer, so things won’t go back to the old normal. You will see people, your schooling, your teaching, your activities differently in light of this experience probably for the rest of your life.  Take time to reflect.  Take time to pray.  Don’t give up on your time with the Lord.  Keep cranking the worship music up and singing in the shower.  Don’t lose your wonder over God’s greatness.  Know that He is with you now and He is working in your lives in Alabama.

Your friends back here love you to death and will never ever forget you ❤ ❤ ❤

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6 thoughts on “Alex & Holly {summer internship}

  1. Know you are going to miss these two ladies, Hannah Ashley, but their mission now is to head home and use their experiences for the glory of God. I will pray for their journey, as well as yours from this point on…..you will have memories to make and share, so be steady and faithful, my niece in Christ as you continue forward in your journey. I know they learned priceless lessons from you while you served together in Uganda☺ Love to you Hannah Ashley, as you continue on your way……praying for you every day, and missing your face so much…..I will catch up on my hugs from you Thanksgiving! Love always, Aunt Bobbie♥♥

  2. Awe! How blessed you all were to be able to spend that special time together! Thank you for sharing the pictures and adventures of how God worked in you three together 🙂
    -Faith

  3. What a precious bond the three of you have formed! It is so wonderful to see what God is doing in and through your lives. I just want to encourage all three of you to keep up the great work! You are such a blessing and inspiration, and may God just bless all 3 of you abundantly. 🙂 Sending you much love and many hugs.

  4. Such a special post!! 🙂

    I loved hearing all the memories & seeing the photos of your special times with Alex & Holly!

    Praying for you as you continue to serve the Lord!! ❤

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