I thought I would include this shot taken in France while I was traveling with a colleague for work to let you all know that Afghanistan is not the only place I travel. That said I will be returning Monday to Afghanistan for a month.
I have been writing lately of our efforts to build a well in Mir Taqi Shah, a village south of Kabul. Now that it is up and operational [see previous blog entry] I will be in the village with Fahima Vorgetts (Afghan Women’s Fund) in late August to see first hand the effects of this project. I will have the privilege and honor of visiting some of Fahima’s other projects around Kabul.
Traveling half way around the world I wanted to have a bit more time in Afghanistan so I contacted my long time friends Tom and Libby Little who have been working in Afghanistan for the past 30 years (National Organization of Ophthalmic Rehabilitation – see previous entries and photo galleries). Before I heard back from Tom and the day before my birthday I received an amazing offer from Diana Tacey, executive director of ChildLight Foundation for Afghan Children www.childlightfoundation.org. I have never met Diana however we have corresponded and talked on the phone. We discovered we are kindred spirits who care deeply for the Afghan people wanting to lend a hand assisting them as they work to recover from years of continuing war which has thrust them in to and keep them in poverty in many places across the country. She invited me to travel with her in the beginning of August visiting women’s prisons around the country.
I will be adding to this blog from on the road when it is possible to do so. If you would like to follow our travels please click the “About Connie” in the tool bar at the top of this page, scroll to the bottom and check the box “subscribe by email to this post”. I do hope that many of you will join me on this journey.
In gratitude for your love and supporrt,
Safe and powerful journey!
Take care of yourself too.
Probably the cost of one small army weapon would underwrite your entire trip. Goodness, keep up the good work!
dear connie, wishing you a safe and peaceful journey, and all the best wishes as your amazing work continues. thanks so much for sharing it. with much heart, alyce
I’ll be praying for you and for all you meet.
Peace and love,
Adding my wishes for your safety and success during your travels.
reading parts of your blog i just realized we began our respective international projects in the same year. perhaps with much the same hope: using our craft to alleviate suffering and foster awareness.
i look forward to your posts and your photos.
Good grief-small world! I hadn’t known you were working with Fahima. Have a good trip!
Peace, Ellen B
She is a very special and remarkable woman – so representative of what I have seen in the resilience of Afghan woman
Looking forward to your images and stories upon your safe return.
Have a wonderful, safe trip – thank you for traveling for all of us! Cheers, Maud
arrived safely in Dubai
Be safe Connie.
Connie, May you be enfolded in safety on your trip! I’ll be thinking of you. Sue
Am excited for you..Afghanistan. Wishing you all the best in your journey.
You go girl!
You inspire us by your willngness to go to dangerous places and bring back beautiful pictures and stories of people there. Be safe
You are in our hearts. We have followed the news and feel the loss. Our sympathy is with you.
Our thoughts are with you as you do this amazing work and also with the Little family as they struggle to endure.
Connie – know that you are held in Love and Light by our Sai Maa group and many others….we grieve with you and the Little family and send you comfort as you carry on your important work
among the Afghan people…
Thank you all!
We have been following the tragic news and are thinking of you and your fellow travelers and I am praying for your safety and the safety of all Americans who are committed to assisting the Aghan people.
Sending light and love to you for your safety and protection and loving thoughts and prayers for your loss. May the love and light encircle you and the Little Family and bring you peace.