Saving Moses goes to Angola

We are very busy trying to finalize all of the arrangements for our 1st trip to Angola in about 2 weeks.  Alot of people don’t know too much about Angola, so here are some things to help you understand why we are going there:

  • Angola has one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates one baby out of every 6-10 born doesn’t make it to the age of 5
  • Angola had civil war for around 30 years;  when a country is unstable for this long, its most vulnerable citizens are the quickest to suffer the greatest (hence the need for SM in Angola)
  • Angola is the 2nd highest producer of diamonds & petroleum in sub-saharan Africa
  • It is located in the southwestern part of Africa, north of Namibia & south of Congo
  • Angola was a colony of Portugal for close to 400 years & received its independence in 1975

Decreasing infant mortality in nations like Angola can have some relatively easy solutions:  clean water, immunizations & adequate nutrition.  One of the things I love about Saving Moses is that things that we would consider “little” can save lives.  Let’s do something to give an infant a fighting chance to not only survive, but thrive.

life can swamp us sometimes

Lately, life has swamped me – too many events, expectations & demands & not enough Sarah for all of it.  Ever feel that way????  There’s a line in the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings that Bilbo says to Frodo – too much bread & not enough butter.  It’s during these seasons that I focus in on what is most important to me & I endeavor to make sure that my priorities don’t get neglected or overlooked – that what is essential in my life stays essential. 

With that being said, here’s a link to help you with your kids & some useful things for this back to school season:

enjoy!!  http://www.mhmin.org/uploads/y2/Py/y2PyRhozXVhwNUeeavg4-Q/BackToSchool-Flier.pdf