Some of you know by now that I went on a life-changing journey to East Africa recently with my good friend Lindsay Matush, but probably don’t know much about it. Well, that’s because I haven’t really told much about it to anyone with the exception of a few close friends.
The trip was so deep, intense, and emotional that my heart is still very heavy from the experience and I haven’t figured out the best way to share the stories and photos I came back with, so I’m sharing little by little here on my blog when I feel it is right.
Later this week I should have some photos and stories from the trip posted on another blog that I will link to, but for now I have edited up a short video with a few random clips Lindsay and I filmed. Neither of us filmed the clips with any particular reason in mind besides to simply bring back some memories to share with our family and friends. However, after going through all the footage we accumulated I figured I could make a video that would make me and Lindsay smile while bringing back happy memories of our trip, and also help show others some of the stuff we saw while traveling through Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya.
In this video you will see:
– A view of the Maasai Mara plains in Kenya.
– The congregation of four different churches in Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya.
– Traditional African singing and dancing from the various church congregations, orphans, and a Banyamulenge refugee family in their own home in Nairobi.
– Orphans being served a feast and eating the best meal they will likely have all year.
– Banyamulenge refugees in a camp in Burundi that were more than excited to meet us.
– Giraffes at warthogs at Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor.
– Elephants at Nairobi’s David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
The song that the video is edited to was sung by a choir at a church in Nairobi, Kenya.
I’ll end this post with a quote I came up with that I feel best describes my travels to East Africa.
“My mind and heart have changed and grown in ways I may never be able to explain. And they will never be the same…” -Fat