Monday, July 20, 2009

One-Way Ticket

Hi everyone! I was approved by the CornerStone board last week to return to Zimbabwe full time. I leave September 2, hopefully in time to see the HOPE children off to school for their third term.

Dare to Love Completely, A Memoir from Zimbabwe is currently "at press" and should be available by mid-August! This is the story of how God worked in the lives of the children and families in Zimbabwe during my first years there. I will send out a link to purchase directly from the publisher as soon as it is ready. You will also be able to order it from any bookstore and it should be on by September. Proceeds from the sale of the books will go to Project HOPE, so please spread the word to your family, friends and church community.

In the book, you will meet a little girl named Nyarai. I met Nyarai during my first trip in 1998 when she was just about to turn 6. She has been like a little sister to me ever since, and it is hard to believe she will be turning 17 this year. The administrator at Fairfield Children's Homes, where I will be living again, has given permission for Nyarai to come and stay with me once I move back. I am so excited that she will be a real part of my family now! She is still in high school and working very hard in hopes of becoming a nurse someday.

Until September, I will be visiting with family and friends and speaking at churches on the weekends. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!


  1. Hey thanks-I had help:) I'm your newest follower, so you better keep me informed of when it gets updated!

  2. How amazing, Janine! I will definitely order that book. Congratulations on all of your wonderful news!

  3. so excited for you and what the Lord has in store! and so proud of you!!