Creative Writing

A Cameroon Story: funding for Emmanuel Ambassa

It is a pleasure to provide an additional digital space and boost to my fellow Mercy Ships     “Crew mate” : Emmanuel Ambassa whose personal journey is inspiring and worthy of both your attention and generosity. Imagine a father in Cameroon (Central Africa) passing away suddenly and leaving behind ten children and a loving wife. […]

Mercy Ships: Visiting the House of Hussein

Experiencing Africa extends far beyond the depth and reach of island tours, fabrique markets, and the more sophisticate relaxation modes that I’ve partaken in like a spa weekend at the Radisson’s “Buddatude” Spa. During my time in Dakar, Senegal, I’ve been blessed to indulge in a wide array of cross-cultural excursions, but none have blessed […]

Mercy Ships: navigating ship life.

When one lives onboard a ship, a private moment is coveted, extra sleep is supreme, and the mode of quiet is overrated…at least in my opine. Can you imagine how vastly different the Mercy Ships mission of hope and healing would be if God gave Mercy Ships founder, Don Stephens, a vision to use hospital […]

Mercy Ships: The Gangway Descend

The relevance of ships in the context of race is not a subject I am ignorant of or prone to avoid. Yet, I have withheld the pen. Yes, I am on a ship, in Africa, and I endured a brief sea-sail to arrive that was a full insult to the dreadful length of the middle-passage. […]

Mercy Ships Senegal Arrival: “Penny’s Perspective.”

  As often as we come, we arrive. The latter is no known, recorded proverb, but it seems appropriate for my inspiration to finally chronicle the Mercy Ships Africa Mercy arrival ceremony in Senegal on August 14, 2019. The Africa Mercy crew is still hyped, so this is the arrival that keeps on giving! Many […]

Penny-fly: growth beyond measure

Somewhere on this planet there is a baby photo of me exemplary of what my adult persona would one day become. It is dated and worn, yellowed from too many days relaxed under traveling suns, and each corner is peeled upward to form tiny flags comparative to red flags in life I should have never […]

THANK YOU: my “Address Africa” donors

We made GOAL! Thank you immensely to my family and friends for your unwavering support as I embark upon a Godly assignment and magnificent journey with Mercy Ships Africa Mercy in Senegal. While your photographs are below (randomly tiled by wordpress), I wanted to share you with the world. None are greater than the other […]