Uganda Peas

A couple of weeks ago while working at the safe house, I tasted some incredibly delicious peas made by “Stacy.” I complimented her flavorful concoction profusely and asked her if she’d teach me.  read more

We’ll be home for Christmas

We’re coming home for the holidays! In a few hours, we’ll be leaving our apartment to head to the airport, and just 65 (ish) hours later, we’ll be in my hometown. Please pray for safe travels and for enough sleep to sustain us along the way.  read more

Channa Chat

A couple of months ago when visiting our Pakistani friends, they surprised us with a delectable little snack called Channa Chaat. It was spicy, crisp and an all-around party in the mouth. Abounding with compliments, we inquired as to how this salad of sorts was made, and our friend broke it down for us.  read more

Uganda Beans

Just stopping by to share a basic recipe that I learned from a couple of trafficking survivors.  read more

Parenting at 3 am

There’s much to enjoy in the wake of becoming new parents: enjoying new milestones, growing together and hanging out with sweet baby. We’ve also enjoyed laughing at the lesser-discussed moments which we’ve found can be quite entertaining in their own right.  read more

Welcome to the world, Ephraim!

Well, we have a little announcement in the form of this sweet guy! His name is Ephraim (Eff-rhem) Clark Shartsis and he was born on April 11th at 6:50 pm.  read more