Monday, October 24, 2011

Back from Africa


Hello all! I just got back from Ethiopia last night! Man, it was quite a trip. I have been overseas many times, but I have never experienced anything like this past week. I have seen so much. I knew it would be hard to process all of what I saw, so I put together a few video blogs from the trip along with a few photos. I just brought my little point-and-shoot, but I was able to use several other nicer cameras as well. I hope to be posting more soon!

Until then, I hope you watch this video. I hope it gives you a small glimpse into what it was like. Oh, and sorry for the shaky camera...apparently I didn't know I was doing it!


Untitled from Jennifer Blair on Vimeo.

29 comments:

Petchie said...

Loved the video! looks like you had a great experience!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

leigh said...

Welcome back!!!

Love, Leigh

Heather said...

I have no words... this was amazing!
So glad you are home & had such an incredible trip!!! xoxo

lindsey said...

Thank you so much for sharing this video with us. It is amazing to see how God worked through you guys. Looking forward to hearing more about this trip.

PS
What are the names of the songs in the video? They were awesome.

Liesl said...

Loved this video...what a great opportunity and wonderful thing you were doing! Love it!!!

Liesl :)

Bethany G said...

Oh, Jennifer. This was beautiful. I really don't have any words. This was so touching. Praise God for using all of you in such incredible ways!

Emma Frances said...

Welcome back! And I absolutely LOVE your video! :]

a girl with a smile said...

this video... has captured my heart!
glad to have been a small part of making this happen for you.
May the Lord keep molding your heart to look more like His

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

Amazing Jennifer!!! So happy you're home safe!

Amanda V said...

So inspiring Jenn! Thank you for sharing...you are such a beautiful servant of God. Thank God for you all...

Stacy Hill said...

Amazing video, Jennifer... God is so great, your stories are sombering and inspiring all at once. Thank you for sharing...

Jamie - Snow In December said...

Thank you for sharing this video. I have been praying lots and lots for you and the team hoping and trusting that God would do amazing things. My heart hurts for the babies, the little girls, the women in the red light district... At the same time I am thanking God for the many blessings in my own life.

Looking forward to hearing more about your trip. You have definitely put missions on my heart... Someday I hope God will provide a way for me to go somewhere and do something big for Him.

Jessica said...

so powerful. what an unforgettable experience for you and those precious girls!

Stephanie said...

Welcome back! I kept you in my prayers last week and I can't wait to hear more about your trip!

Erin said...

What a beautiful compilation of your trip! :) You are beautiful inside and out sweet girl! :) Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

Thank you so much for documenting your trip and sharing with the rest of us! This looks like such an amazing experience, and is such a huge inspiration! I am so happy you used yourself to extend the hand of God to others and it's so beautiful to reflect on how many lives you touched!!

Susan said...

Wow! It looks like you had such an amazing trip. It was so nice to see a video and hear you explain things in your own words. I actually found your video last night when I was up in the middle of the night not feeling good. It helped to take my mind off things, because I got lost in your world! :)

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Jen, that was a great video. I can only imagine how many lives were changed with having you all be there, including your own.

I'm glad you're back safely. :)

Jen said...

Loved the video, Jen. I am praying over a mission trip to Ethiopia next September to open a school and this made me want to go even more. I am sure that even though you are not physically there anymore, that you left a huge impression behind on those girls. It makes me sick, too, that this is going on in the world.. that some girls are forced to live this way... and I see no reason why it should be happening. There are far too few people who are willing to do something about it. God bless you for being His hands and feet during this mission.

Mary said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us! SO glad God used you all on this journey. So happy for the incredible relationships you made that will last a lifetime!

It's A Love Story said...

Amazing what your doing!

Purposely at Home said...

yay! so glad you had a good trip and made it back safely.

you might wanna check out my blog tomorrow...since you have one, i might need some tips...what does the sis do?....lol!

Purposely at Home said...

since you have a brother, that is...

Jennifer Rod said...

great video jen. it has moved me an encouraged me as i continue to pursue development work that includes the gospel. so happy you were able to take part in this life changing trip.

mary said...

Welcome home beauty pop! Cannot wait to hear more and more and more and more...
Amazing video! xox!

Cassidy Robinson said...

Well, I had to keep coming back several times... but I finally finished watching the video! Great idea to video blog throughout, that is a wonderful way to keep the memory alive! I loved seeing Ellen and Brittany in your videos! I know they have lots to share as well. :)

Tatiana said...

Such a touching video. I'm so glad that you were able to do this and help change some lives. I'm excited to hear more about it :-)

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

I don't even know how to put into words what I felt as I watched. So powerful. I was brought to chills and tears.(Sorry, I didn't see this sooner. Life is very hectic right now.)

I am humbled that I was able to lift each of you up to the Lord each day you were there (and you thought I'd pray for just ONE specific day? No way! :)

God can do more even in our weakness with HIM than our greatest strength without Him. I pray God will continue to speak to the hearts of those He used you to minster to while you were there.

Just incredible. Can't wait to hear more.

Anonymous said...

I seriously don't want to judge, but I think it's pretty sad that you did this mission trip for this short period of time. where's the point in cuddling cute little children and how in the world can you feel better afterwards? Those children need stability and not rich, painted ladies from overseas who stay for a few days and afterwards feel good just because the spent some time with the children. just sayin

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