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Some call me black beard School boy, gave him some sugar, "sweet so sweet" Erin, anna, eric, lucky, liz,  our batmobile for the month! Greenhouse construction! Dug holes, concreted pipes, aligned brackets, painted pipe, screwed in pipe, hung on pipe Who me? ?? Flying friend Finished! Pray for rain, food, and cure of Aids.  

It's Not All Rainbows and Cute African Babies

I was talking to my friend the other day about where I feel like the Lord is calling me after the race and he made a comment about not being too excited about me extending my travel plans and I told him it wasn’t my choice, it was God’s and what he wanted me to do and he laughed at me calling it God’s plan… and it made me realize how much you at home don’t know about what I’m going through here on the field. First, let me start with this, I didn’t choo

Feb 12, Priesthood?

God I love you, I lift Friday up to you.  Bless it, cover it with your name and your will. Psalm 95:4,5. In his hands are the depth of the Earth....and his hands formed the dry Land. Come let us bow down to worship. Lost people Zechariah 10:2. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd. Zechariah 11:17 "Woe to the Worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock!  May the sword strike his arm and his right eye!  May his arm be completely withered, his righ

Travel dazed

What does a travel day with the world race look like? Well, it's a lot about getting where you need to go, without breaking the bank, aka our budget that seems huge but over a year traveling, isnt. So, team stay salty left Bulowayo, Zimbabwe at 6 am to get on our 7:30am bus to Harare, Zimbabwe with team setablaze. 6 1/2 hours later we arrive in Harare and have to put our big packs on, day packs everything, anything  else we have an walk 15 minutes to meet the other teams at the main bu

All the funds!!

You deserve an amazing blog about this fact but my internet time just buzzed at me and I only have two minutes, so for right now all I will say is this: Thanks to your help, support, prayers, and love I AM FULLY FUNDED!! What an amazing journey it has been! I will post another blog when time allows to update you on all things Hand On The Run!!   Thank you so so much!

Enough

Manzini, Swaziland "The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him." Romans 7:19 It's been a while since I last wrote. I know it's time to come out of my blogging hiatus, so here goes. Similar to month three of the World Race in Cambodia, I feel the slightly unhinging feeling that comes with heavy change. I've been w

Because I stay

This is a follow up to my last blog (http://annakawelty.theworldrace.org/post/i-want-to-go-home)After Mamaw passed, I had the chance to talk to my parents for probably the longest block of time I've been able to since the start of the race. We got to remember Mamaw, tell stories of our lives right now, and just share all the things you want to share when death comes.They got to see the kids at the church pop in and out of the screen. Some of the children introduced themselves or asked what t

I asked and I recieved.

Luke 11:9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." My time in South Africa has been the most growing period during my race. I was praying most nights to have God show me where I needed to make my sacrifices, what was wrong in my heart, and what I was still holding onto that was stopping me from going deeper and have more of an intimate relationship with him. Now, knowing what that actually means and how God

Zippers, Doors, & Bug Nets

"It's better to be healthy than close," a dear friend and teammate of mine says to me as we swing in our hammocks overlooking the Malealea mountains. If you can't maintain healthy boundaries between you and a family member, you're better off loving them from a distance. You reach an impasse. On one hand, you can't "fix" or rescue anyone. You're only responsible for your being, thoughts, and actions. On the other hand, if the other person is unwilling or not ready to engage in healthy communica

25 Lessons I Learned in South Africa

This past two months in Africa have been crazy. They have been some of the hardest months of my Race so far, but I am thankful for the many lessons I learned through it. I have compiled a list of things I have learned through team leading 9 girls, living in a house of 18, running an after school program, rebuilding a community garden, doing train ministry, running summer camps, and living life in Cape Town. On your first day of team leading, when your ministry host calls and tells you that

Reimagining Lent

   by Andy Wade Lent is often thought of as a dark, introspective season. Voluntarily I give up, for a season, some part of my life to help me focus on “the journey”. Perhaps it’s chocolate, or coffee, or Facebook, or dining out. Multiple Lenten seasons I’ve participated in this way… and it’s been helpful. […]

Month 2: Welcome to Nicaragua

Hello and welcome to Month 2 in Chinandega, Nicaragua. I hope to vlog this month but also to post written blogs. My goal since I do have wifi this month would to post 1 vlog and 1 written blog a week. Debrief update: I have had the enemy attacking some thoughts and I thought I was going to have some conflict with my teammates but I brought them into the light right away and I had a great talk with them and everything is all sorted out and great again and I'm very happy about this because I love

I'm Going for the Mountain

Hope is the one thing that can keep bringing life to the spirit when everything else going on around says otherwise. The heart waits expectantly for something to be fulfilled. God awakened some things within me on my race, and gave new life to areas that desperately needed revived. I came back with a deeper desire to make a difference in my generation, and a couple ideas that seemed far fetched because I didn't even know where to start. I narrowed my choices to a few options: lead a trip, get a

The Rich Beauty of Indonesia

They say the soil of Indonesia is the richest soil in the world. It is black and earthy. Drop any seed into its inky, volcanic depths and it will grow. I glance out the window of the train and behold the cultivated beauty surrounding me. Tea plantations and rice paddies gracefully descend the hills like gazelles leaping with prolonged calculated steps. Volcanoes persuasively bend the smooth curve of the horizon in a raw display of brute force and dominance, still plea

Hungering for Life – Preparation

by Christine Sine. Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. (Hebrews 11:1, NIV) How and when do we prepare for new life? That is the question ringing in my mind as I begin this journey of Lent. There is much preparation […]
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