Getting to Know Daraja – Part 2

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You may know that Daraja loves to worship, but here are some things that you may not know! (Part 2 of our “Getting to Know Daraja” series).  If you would like to catch up, read part one here. Age – 11 What is your favorite verse? Matthew 7:7 What do you want to be when you grow up? Lawyer If you could be any animal what …

Getting to Know Daraja (Part 1)

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You may know that Daraja loves to worship, but here are some things that you may not know! Age – 11 What is your favorite verse? Psalms 118:1 What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a soldier and then I will be a president, because you can’t learn to be a president. If you could be …

Our Mid-Tour Break

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As always, our time at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca was full of fun, laughs, adventures and lots of love. Our stay began with gathering firewood. Most kids would not enjoy this chore, but it reminded our children of their chores back home. They went above and beyond the task that we gave them. When you send out 18 children to collect firewood, you …

Reasons to Intern with Daraja

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1- You get to travel across the United States. It’s like a never ending road trip with your best friends. You are with people you love and, along the way, you meet incredible human beings with beautiful souls. God allows you to be a part of so many people’s stories. What else could you want? 2-  You get to hang …

See You Later

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This week, we said “see you later” to eight beautiful members of our family. Due to differences in visa policies, our Kenyan brothers and sisters had to leave America after three months. This year, that part of our family was delayed because of visa issues. At one point, we were not even sure they would be able to join us. By …

Daraja Goes to Disney

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Yesterday, Daraja was incredibly blessed to be able to spend the day at the Magic Kingdom. We began the day with an early morning, leaving the church before 8.  After driving for an hour, we were all surprised when we found out we would not be traveling to Panama City, but, instead, we would be going to Disney World! WE …

A Very Daraja Christmas

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Since Thanksgiving, Daraja has been able to spread the joy of Christmas across many states during our Christmas tour. From Pennsylvania to Mississippi, we were able to celebrate the Christmas season with an incredible number of people. During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, we were blessed to spend time together at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat center in Panama City Beach, Florida. …

Welcome to America

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Four weeks ago, the lives of 29 people were completely and forever altered. Our 18 Ugandan children, and two teachers, arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on October 18th. They came ready for the journey that these next seven months will take us on. The intern’s journeys began a week earlier, when we all gathered outside of Atlanta and traveled …

Just Enough

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When the time with them seemed too short… It seems like just yesterday I was running through the airport into the arms of my ecstatic mother as I returned home from tour, The Circle of Life blaring from my iphone just to make her laugh. But, in reality it’s been almost 2 months since I stepped foot back into New …

After Tour… wisdom from an intern

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As Daraja staff, we all joked about living “in the bubble” for 7 months while we were on tour. Let me tell you, it’s a real thing. I was oblivious to what was going on in the current news, was completely behind on the latest episodes (probably seasons) of my favorite shows and had no idea what “UpTown Funk” was …