Do Good This Week

As you may know, my friends and I started a non-profit foundation to fund medical, educational and feeding programs in Kenya. We founded David’s Hope International in 2009 after returning from a mission trip to Eburru, Kenya where we saw the desperation first hand.  Since that time, the foundation continues to bless the children and…

Show Us Your Life – Mission Trips

My dear friend and fellow blogger Mrs. Patra introduced me to a new blog where they have this series “Show Us Your Life” where other bloggers are invited to share links to their blog about the top de jour.  Today the topic is Mission Trips and Patra promptly passed along her encouragement to me to…

The Adoption Dress – The Blessings and Spirit of Adoption

Adoption has been a “buzz word” in my life lately. I have two good friends at church who recently became adoptive parents and I have another good friend who was sharing some stories with me about her work at a local adoption agency.  Because I have a heart for missions, I have often thought through…

Top Posts of 2009

In the week of reflection, today I am taking a moment to review some of the most popular blog posts of the year here at My Living Canvas.  I always find it interesting to take a look at what people are most interested in reading about on my blog and I think the stats are…

A Splash of Brightness at My Living Canvas

I have finally come to grips with a reality I have long fought to admit:  I can only keep up with one blog! If I didn’t have a full-time job I might be able to better manage my multi-tasking blogging capabilities but I confess that for now this blog will have to be it.  It…

15 dollars can do more than save a life in Eburru

Now that Jeff is back from Kenya, I have compiled all his videos and photos on my computer and came out with the first of I’m sure several videos of whats going on in Eburru.  This video shows, at a very high level excatly whats going on in Eburru, a few interviews with the in…

Feed a Child, Save a Life

As many of you know, on my recent mission trip to Kenya, my medical mission team had the unique opportunity to serve two feasts to the children and families we worked with in Eburru and Kibera. I am so thrilled to share with you that these children are feasting again this week, even as we…

An African Update, a New Venture, and a New Website

Friends: As many of you know, Brian and I went on a life changing missions trip to Kenya earlier this year.  Since returning from Kenya, my teammates and I, under the visionary leadership of fellow team member Jeff Trexel, have started a foundation to continue the work of the Lord we had the privilege to…

Book Review: The Hole in Our Gospel

This new book by World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns, published by Thomas Nelson Publishing,  is an excellent survey regarding poverty, Christian responsibility, and the global church. The book is lengthy, nearly 300 pages, and ends with a call to action by President Stearns: You, Me, Let’s Go! We have work to do and its…

The Brian, Bernard and Mwangi Show

In Kenya, my dear husband made a very special friend named Bernard.  Bernard was about 4 or 5 years old and danced better than Michael, Janet, and Paula.  Seriously, this kid had a gift. Brian, thinking he may have some African roots, got his groove on with Bernard multiple times during our time in Eburru….

Ryan’s Thoughts on Africa and the Global Church

Well, since I can’t seem to get it together and blog about my experiences in Africa, I thought I would point all interested parties to a friend of mine who is blogging and learning so much from a recent mission trip he participated with to Rwanda, Africa. Ryan Spilhaus is the MBC Future Leader on…