Wayne and I, along with our daughter and two granddaughters, recently returned from Kenya with adventures and experiences that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. The first part of our trip was spent with a team from World Vision. We visited schools and made friends with the lovely men and women of West Pokot. We were given the opportunity to take part in a World Vision Knit for Kids distribution. It was such a joy to share the beautiful hand knit and crocheted items that many of you contributed with some of the children in Kenya. We were warmly welcomed by the community and joined them as they celebrated the work World Vision has done in their area: providing clean water, building schools, creating a safe environment for the children and brightening their future. As my 15 year old granddaughter, Bailey, said, "I have never felt so loved." I echo her sentiments.
The second half of our trip was spent on safari where Wayne and I viewed all of the African Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo). In fact, we came face to face with a bull elephant, a mother and her baby...so close we could have reached out and touched them! We fell in love with Kenya and all the warm-hearted, loving people we met there. We will always treasure our time in Africa. I will say, however, that it's good to be home and I have a newfound appreciation for my bed! I look forward to sharing more about my experiences in Africa with you!
A love letter can inspire hope and mend a broken heart. To celebrate Debbie's newest novel, Love Letters, Debbie is giving away a love letter gift package! The grand prize winner will receive the lovely book tote pictured, a beautiful fountain pen and accompanying extra ink cartridges, and a $150.00 gift certificate to The Stationery Studio, where you can order customized stationery, greeting cards, gifts and much more! The grand prize winner will also receive signed copies of Love Letters, and Debbie's new Christmas book, Mr. Miracle. 10 runners-up will also receive signed copies of Love Letters and Mr. Miracle.