I'd describe this blog as a place for the purposeful ramblings of Ruth and others. You get to read my thoughts. Will you please share yours, too?

Monday, June 20, 2005

I'm Back

Although I wish I was still in Africa, I must admit that my bed feels pretty comfy. I have missed all of you and I can't wait to use this blog as an avenue to share some of my experiences while I was in Zambia.

I have posted just a few excerpts but more is to come, keep checking.
I am dating the posts by the date they took place, which means you need to scroll down to see what has been added.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Back!

June 20, 2005 2:30 PM

Anonymous Sarah said...


I'll see you tonight I know, but I want to see your pictures as soon as they're developed. Looking forward to seeing you.

June 20, 2005 4:29 PM

Blogger Ruth said...

Pictures might be an issue. You see, my digital camera was out of order after the first week because my battery died and my charger wouldn't work. There were many other people taking photos on the trip and they've all said they would give me a cd of their pictures, but that might take a while and then it will take me even longer to go through all of those and narrow it down to choose and compile pictures that will be good to tell the story of my trip.
Uh, I might not be able to bring your gift by tonight, either. All of my souveniers are wrapped in protective layers--my clothing. I haven't unpacked yet...

June 20, 2005 5:42 PM

Anonymous Erin said...

You said in your email you wanted questions. I know that on missions trips, no matter how long, many things happen where your world perspective or life perspective changes a bit. What was one moment where you realized that your perpsective changed? I know there must have been many and I would love to hear all of them, but one would be good for now. Miss you and hope to talk with you soon! Love~erin

June 21, 2005 9:37 AM

Blogger Ruth said...

Change in perpective, huh? Well, one moment was when I was watching satellite tv with the family I was staying with. We had CNN Africa on and I realized just how different (and globally encompassing) the version of CNN was from ours in the U.S. I was watching reports about houses in Zimbabwe being bulldozed as part of the "Clear the Dirt" program (sick), another report about 18 of the poorest countries being absolved of part or all of their debt, and I was realizing that these things were happening in the country where I was currently sitting, as well as the country right across the lake. It made me want to be more aware of what is going on in the world, but I realized that if I'm going to do that, I will need to seek out information on my own because the news in the U.S. is so slanted toward how everything effects us. If I want to be informed about world affairs, I will need to make a concerted effort. This is just one of the ways my perspective changed while I was in Africa.

June 21, 2005 10:30 AM

Anonymous erin said...

Thanks Ruth! I appreciate it! That's a good one. I know that we always forget about the rest of the world when we get caught up in our own little worlds at home. There is so much going on that we're not aware of! I look forward to hearing more about your trip on the blog and from you too!

June 22, 2005 6:15 PM


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