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Author, Artist, Creative Coach: Founder, Create61.com; Chief Creative, EDGE Creative Consulting LLC {Home of the #S3Edge}; Founder, IrisSouthSudan.org

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  1. I shared linked up with a post I wrote this morning and I could have said so much more…my road less traveled this summer has been at home, in my marriage. It’s been hard. But I’ve *seen* that being faithful has its rewards–and there is purpose in it all.

    Sometimes I don’t think I’m doing *enough* and I feel as though my relatively simple-ish life is weak compared with others–missionaries such as yourself really out on the battlefield. But even here, even at home it’s a battle and *this is my worship*.

    Rich blessings as you continue to serve Him where ever you are, sweet Michele…

  2. Wow! I haven’t been a Christian for a very long time and have never been on a missions trip but I was physically and emotionally moved by your story! I almost don’t know how you can do it with the emotions that must have come along with that, but then again God equipts us with what we need to get through. Thanks for sharing! Truly touching.

  3. Michelle, I haven’t personally been on a mission trip this summer but during the time you were traveling and speaking, I linked up with the unpaved road and became a prayer warrior. Since that time, I have followed your adventure, cried with you as you struggled, experienced your joy in the small things, and celebrated all of the the work God is doing in the Sudan. You have truly impacted my life through the blessings of your beautiful words and touching photos,

    Thank you for being an inspiration and sharing a glimpse of God’s kingdom in another part of the world that we would otherwise never know.

    God’s Peace, Donna

    • Thank YOU Donna for praying with us and for us. Truly we can’t do what we do over here without our whole family from all over the world standing with us. It is so precious to me to know you are praying and have been blessed. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wow Michelle…I follow your blog and pray for you and all those that you serve everytime I read your posts. Hope is found in the strangest places and it seems, at the times you least expect it to come. I’ve shared an older post about how the homeless here in my hometown bring me hope. Wishing you all the best. Fondly, Roberta

  5. I went to Rwanda, Africa this summer for 4 weeks and was involved in serving in a variety of areas. The effects of the 1994 genocide are evident in the lives of so many there who are dying of HIV/AIDS because they were purposely infected as a matter of torture. And yet their singing, dancing and joy at still being alive is evident everywhere I went and always spoke into my heart. In Rwanda there is a “lack” of everything from clean water to food to schooling for orphans without family’s. And yet, and yet the heart stealing smiles and laughter are everywhere and they are all “teachers” to me. Am I really thankful to God for my very life each day and for even the smallest blessing? I must not take them for granted!!!

  6. Girl, what a Love story your life is. Thank you for showing me how to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our Lord. You are a wonder, Friend!