On Sunday evening, December 16 at 7:00p.m., please join the 2018 Delegation for a recap of our Listening & Learning Tour! It will be held at Madison Church – Square Campus. We look forward to seeing you all there!
We will post a time/date soon for our recap service. Thanks for all the love, prayers and support!
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So our first day was “interesting”… and we only made it to the East coast. 😂
We were weather delayed and missed our international flight to Brussels, but our United customer service reps were more than helpful accommodating us in so many ways; in turn, they told us we were a blessing to them for having such great attitudes!
We retry to leave the country once again at 6:45 – we’re getting there plenty early for check-in this time! 😁
The situation definitely called for a group photo:
If you were unable to attend the Celebration of Choirs, here’s a brief recap of a glorious evening of unity and praise as 5 groups/choirs came together to praise God in one voice!
One of the reasons I’m excited about going back home to Liberia with the team from Madison is because it always a fun but good uncomfortable experience.
Last time I went in 2016 I learned a lot of about myself and my identity. Mainly the term being a third cultured kid. Third culture kids (TCK) are persons raised in a culture other than their parents’ or the culture of the country named on their passport (where they are legally considered native) for a significant part of their early development years. They are exposed to a greater variety of cultural influences. I was born in Liberia but raised in Michigan.
Some of the things I’ve learned is that I don’t always fit in, that no place is really home, that I’m still learning about my birth country Liberia, which is difficult because of the outside expectation that I should know everything, being able to adapt to various situations but also how being a 3rd cultured kid has its assets. One being able to be a bridge between people but especially the two cultures that have majored influenced my life, Liberian & American.
Being Uncomfortable usually breeds growth and moments by which one learns more about themselves. I learned that “where I fit in is that I don’t fit in” and that that is an okay place to be because God is there with me.
A big Thank You to all who supported our movie event, garage sale, plant sale and various other fundraisers we’ve put on in recent weeks. We took a bit of a break in July, but have some new & exciting fundraising events & opportunities to give to a good cause and have some fun in the process. Stay tuned!
Thank you for visiting the Madison-Providence delegates website. Please look around and prayerfully consider supporting our efforts!
We plan to update this blog while we are in Liberia, so stop back in to see what we have posted in November.