From the BlogSubscribe Now

What We’re Doing Together: You and Me.

We’re about to do something amazing together. You, me and God.

Something we’ve never done here before.

Let’s use the internet – tiny pieces of electrons and magic (or whatever) – to do something that stretches across miles of ocean, across continents, to a tiny mission in the southern part of Africa where kiddos at their most vulnerable state (ages 0-3 years old, or medically vulnerable) are finding haven.

The Namwianga mission.

The sweet little kiddos here need 24-hour care. They need someone to change and clothe them, wash their diapers, feed them, show them affection and teach them they matter.

“Orphans are easier to ignore
before you know their names.
They are easier to ignore
before you see their faces.
It is easier to pretend they’re not real
before you hold them in your arms.
But once you do, everything changes.”

-David Platt

If only we could go to Zambia, you and I, and give these children what they need. Give them what our kids have. If only we could hop on a plane tomorrow, and each take one of their warm little bodies and bundle them up in our laps with fresh pajamas and a good book and snuggle them. Tell them stories and teach them songs with hand motions. Show them what it is to be loved.

This is Meagan, and she’s going to do just that.

Meagan is living out her calling from God, honest-to-goodness moment-to-moment being where He has called her.

Meagan spent a summer in college doing mission work in Africa, when God implanted a yearning in her heart for orphans. After college and a few years into her teaching job, Meagan committed to a two-year stint at Namwianga Mission in Zambia, but stayed for four years.

Now, Meagan feels God calling her back to Africa. She’ll be returning to Zambia for five years to serve the babies and young children at Namwianga.

That’s where we come in.

If we can’t all go there right now, if we can’t hold their tiny hands and teach them to sing a little song, let’s make Meagan’s way a little easier. Let’s help send her.

Meagan needs to raise $30,000 in support to move back to Zambia. I’ll be giving 100% of the income from my blog for all of July, and I’m asking you to come along with me to raise another $1,500. I know how incredible, how supportive, how amazing you are. I know $1,500 is possible. But I’m only asking YOU for $10.

You can see more details on Meagan’s new blog here, and here are details about the home-based orphan care at Namwianga mission.

You and I are going to take a nice little chunk out of what Meagan needs to raise, and I’ll keep you updated on the progress we make together this month. Will you be a part of this with me?

Here’s how this will work. I’d love to track how much we all give so I can report back to you. The only way I can track it is for you to give through my paypal address, which is safe and secure. I will then write a check to Meagan.

If you’re not comfortable that idea, you’re more than welcome to mail a check directly to the mission. (If you do that, I hope you’ll email me and let me know how much you gave so I can count it!) So your options are:

1. Log in to Click on the “send money” tab at the top of the page. Enter my email address: kelly(at) and the amount. Then, just below that, click on the tab that says “personal” and select “gift.” (This is to make sure all the money goes to Meagan and we don’t have to pay paypal fees.)

2. Or, if you’re not comfortable with that, it’s totally cool! No problem. Just send the money directly to the mission. (This way it’s also tax-deductible.) Make the check out to “Zambia Mission Fund” and mail it to:
12501 High Meadows Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

If you do the second option, please email me and let me know how much you sent so I can track it!

Ten dollars. That’s all I’m asking. We’re doing something amazing together – you, me and God. Are you in?

Let's connect


  1. Erin @ His & Hers says:

    Those sweet kids. Being loved–what a seemingly small thing (I take it for granted, I’ll admit) but so huge and so important. You have a beautiful heart, my friend. 🙂

  2. This is awesome! Good for you and for Megan. I’m in for $10!

  3. In! Wish I could be there to cuddle those sweet things myself!

  4. I’m TOTALLY in. You’ll get my contribution this week!

  5. 10 bucks seems like a small price to pay for a good cause. I’m happy to help 🙂

  6. This is such an awesome cause, Kelly! The pictures of those kids are so, so sweet! Count me in for $10 for sure. 🙂

  7. Yay! You are such a nice person!

  8. It brings me SO much joy to see other designing bloggy Christian women using their platform for good. This is awesome.
    Would you consider linking up in the Heart section of my heart&home link party at ?
    we’d be blessed to have you 🙂

  9. What an awesome opportunity for both Megan and those sweet little ones! Thank you so much for opening this up to your readers!

  10. Done! Plus I bought a few things I needed on Amazon through you, so Im helping in every little way!

  11. You are a rockstar and so is Meagan! I’ll gladly donate to help her help others! And I’ll share this with my FB peeps too!

  12. Kelly – I tried donating and did exactly what you said – but it’s still making me pay the fee! Any ideas?

  13. What an awesome opportunity! An organization I’m involved with (GEMS Girls Clubs) is opening an elementary school for orphans in Zambia this fall. I can’t wait to hear how much you’re able to raise for Meagan!

  14. Hey Kelly, Count me in for $10! What a great mission!

  15. Count us in as well!! We’re going to reblog about her tomorrow to hopefully send more people her way!

  16. I just sent my $10 via PayPal! Keep us posted on the progress!

  17. We’re in! 🙂 Can’t wait to hear all about Meagan’s time over there!


  1. […] -457px -48px}Staining Wicker Baskets, and Finding The OneTHANK YOU to everyone who has given to help send Meagan to Africa so she can take care of the orphans there! We’re 10 percent of the way there and I’d […]

  2. […] cool people doing really cool things and we get to be apart of it.  Take our friend Kelly from View Along the Way for […]

  3. […] will directly impact the lives and futures of sweet babies across the world who have no parents. (Details here – I’ll tell you how far we’ve come on our goal in just a second!)Because 100% of […]

  4. […] does? If you’re just jumping in here, we are working together during the month of July to send Meagan – the woman in the video – to Africa for five years to care for the orphans there. I’m donating 100% of my income from this blog for the month of […]

  5. […] send Meagan to Africa for five years to care for the orphans in Namwianga mission in Zambia. (See the details here – and here’s the video of Meagan that still reduces me to a giant pile of tears and […]

  6. […] one! Coolest Thing We Did Together As a community, you all came together in a major, MAJOR way. In this post, I asked you if together, we could raise $1,500 to send to orphans in Africa. We sent more than […]

  7. […] Meagan to all of your generous selves… (If you’re wondering what this is all about, go here to see the challenge and here to see the results.) Hello friends of […]

Speak Your Mind


Back to top          Privacy Policy          Copyright © 2013 View Along the Way. All rights reserved.          Contact Me