We are driving overland, in a 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser, and writing entertaining stories for you! Our hope is that our stories will peak your interest and create curiosity. Perhaps you want to work for a nonprofit in Africa, but have heard so many horror stories that you think it would be “crazy” to go. Maybe you don’t know where you could serve or whom you could help. Perhaps you are unaware of what real poverty and desperation looks like. We don’t intend to shock, but to share the positive ways people are reaching out, and hopefully draw a map so that others can act on their calling.
We intend to connect with people and organizations and display what they are doing, why they are doing it, and why it is effective. This will help us to compile a database of contacts across Africa which can then be shared with others too help them connect with these servants on the front lines. We want to create partnerships.
As we travel, we intend to reach out to the local population and try to help in immediate ways while discerning what the deeper needs are. We then hope to find long term, self-sustaining solutions for them. Africa has some of the poorest countries in the world and is filled with people who need hope, and we want to connect with organizations and individuals whom have integrated into these societies and are working to help them. As we travel we intend to take advantage of immediate opportunities to aid. Africa is so poor and in many places so desolate that a glass of water for a guard at a border post, a few dollars for a group to chop fire wood, giving away extra food and supplies, towing a car, or giving away a jerry-cans worth of fuel can make a huge difference in the daily lives of a small village.
This site will be updated with photos, videos, and stories from the road, but will begin with the process of outfitting the truck, as well as covering the administrative side of our preparations. While these details can be found on the blog, a more organized and user friendly version will be written into each page under the preparation menu. I hope to make this an effective roadmap for anyone else whom wishes to venture out on a similar expedition. So sit back and follow the journey of two people driving across two continents to bring some hope to the hopeless, and if you help us, healing to the broken.
Thank you for visiting and for your support!
Chris and Celine