Monday, June 29, 2009

One last bit of "Best Job" media coverage...(and the new adventures)

Well, in lieu of flying to Australia this week to take care of an island, I'll be traveling to Africa to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro! It will be an exciting challenge, and we're using the climb to raise awareness for Young Life Africa, an impressive organization working with African youth. (More info on YL Africa below.)

Australia would have been incredible, but I'm going to make the most of whatever I do this year -- starting with a little 19,330 ft. hike. I'll also be traveling through Europe in August, so let me know if you'll be in the area.


All the best from Texas,


Young Life Africa
I've been involved with Young Life in the U.S. my entire life, and I've seen firsthand the way they build-up and encourage young people. I can't wait to see the work they are doing to train and equip young leaders in Africa

It takes just $3/day to send an African kid to YL camp for the experience of a lifetime. If you'd like to learn more about YL Africa or if you want to financially support the great work they are doing, please let me know.

Link to: YL Africa website

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kilimanjaro Expedition

My summer plans (part A): 

We leave Texas on July 1st. Hope to summit July 8th. I'll be 19,340 feet above the beaches of Australia (though I hope to visit those sometime soon as well).

Also, this morning I went back to visit the 3rd Grade Students at Austin Elementary (see "15 Minutes..." post). Their last day of school is tomorrow, and their teacher asked me to come speak with them about my trip to Kilimanjaro and the students' various summer plans. They asked lots of good questions, and it was a great deal of fun (though I can't imagine trying to control 25+ kids every day).