Living and volunteering in Africa has been a lifelong dream of mine. I am so excited to take on this adventure – to make a change and be changed in the process. While I am hoping to make an impact on the lives of my learners and maybe even their community, I pray that the experience will help transform me. One of my favorite Jars of Clay songs, “Worlds Apart” expresses exactly what I am hoping this experience will do : take my world apart.
As I learned from my time in Thailand, teaching in Namibia will give me a unique cultural opportunity that I would never get if I was just passing through. I want to step out of my comfort zone and experience life in an underdeveloped country.
I look forward to the moments of challenge and frustration, the feelings of satisfaction and awe, and the intense learning curve that lies ahead!