I (Carley) realized that we haven’t written much since leaving Burundi a couple years ago. Therefore, some gaps may need to be filled in! If you are ultra-confused as to what is going on, this is a great blog for you to read! After getting married in 2010, God moved us to Burundi, a small … More To Get You Up To Speed…
So many of you may remember that before I came here, I asked God something very specific…this is a story of how God provides, and an encouragement to the older generation! 🙂 I am a highly relational person. I love my relationships with people. Of all my relationships, one of the most valued relationship-type that … More Adopted Grandma/Nov. 19, 2012
As we prepare for our visit to Burundi, we recognize the challenges the country is experiencing. It is one of the hungriest countries in the world. Burundi continues in a state of political instability, only lending to further poverty due to increasingly limited external aid, depleting foreign direct investment, and domestic marketplace challenges. All of … More March 13, 2016/ Milk For Transformation
We are so excited to announce that we will be headed back to Burundi this May! We will be going in order to follow up with Leo’s family, check-in and continue to build on our Burundian relationships, and for Ladd to participate in his third African GLO Tour to fundraise for work in Burundi. Leo’s … More Feb 15, 2016/ Here We Go Again
Well, we are down to less than a week before we fly out of Burundi. As I (Carley) sit here thinking over all that has happened over the last two years, the lessons learned, the mistakes made, and the fruit we have seen, I cannot help but retreat into a reflective and introspective mood. As our … More June 22, 2014/ Top 5 Lessons Learned
A bicycle wobbled down a dusty trail in Gitega, with a young rider trying to navigate a bike alone for his first time. A few friends and I took turns holding him up as he crawled aboard, and awkwardly took off again down the trail. He could muster up a few pushes each time before … More June 17, 2014/ A Season for All Things
It has been nothing short of an adventure living in Burundi, East Africa for the last two years. Every expectation I (Carley) had for this season of life was shattered and replaced by a whole new way of looking at missions and aid around the world. Living here has been the hardest thing I have ever … More May 31, 2014/ What’s Next for the Serwats?