Saturday, August 23, 2014

Safe in Malawi

Just a quick update to everyone . . . I received a message from Aunge and Quinnie. The group and all their bags arrived in Malawi around noon Malawi Time (Central Africa Time Zone). The girls got oriented to their home for orientation, played a game of capture the flag, and had their first sit down dinner all together. Wow. What a long couple of travel days. As we receive more news, we'll pass it along - with pictures if we get them. Meanwhile, I promise to put up the slide show on the blog for the parents who missed the DC orientation too. Enjoy the weekend.




  1. Thank you so much for the update! It has been a lonely couple of days, but picturing my daughter running around and playing capture the flag really made my heart smile :)

  2. Oh, I agree! I bet it felt great to run around a bit. So good to know they arrived well and are settling in. We were blessed to see the girls off in D.C. and we are so impressed with the staff and their credentials! The girls are in good hands and everyone is going to have an amazing experience!

  3. Thanks for all of the updates and happy to know that they are settling in amongst the beauty of Malawi. Gregg and I were impressed with TTS staff, other girls and their parents. It was a joy to meet everyone and hear one another’s stories. I felt as if a new ‘family’ was formed – with the grounded and experienced TTS staff, courageous girls seeking more for themselves by stepping into this new adventure and all of the parents – in DC and beyond! It feels so right. Just watching the girls in DC – the feelings of being strangers seemed to quickly melt away and I could see the strong new roots of sisterhood forming. They all seemed inclusive of one another – whether helping each other during the repacking drill, swim test or chatting at the morning breakfast - each one bringing their own individuality and openness to making this a very special group with four incredibly accomplished teachers. How lucky we are! They seem exactly where they were meant to be. We look forward to hearing about their impressions and all they absorb. It makes me think of a saying by author Neale Walsh that “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. I think that all of our lives are beginning to unfold in unimaginable new ways. Thank you for sharing your daughters and this experience with us.