My Girl in Afghanistan

sarah and childrenThank you to all in the blogging community who offered this momma emotional support as her daughter traveled to a war-torn country. While she was in Afghanistan she sent me a picture of the street where she stayed–blocked off with coiled barbed wire and guarded by a strong man with an AK-47 and grenades.

Sarah’s intent was to show me how safe she felt. When she returned her husband pointed out that the picture only accented to me her NEED for such precautions. It didn’t help that her trip there was postponed twice due to political unrest and the murder of a family staying on a guest compound in a city not too far from the one where she traveled.

But despite the scary delays what my girl found in her time in Afghanistan was a vibrant country recovering from 1,000 years of war. Honorable men who pledged to protect her with their very lives. Resilient women full of spirit and kindness and courage. A culture of loving hospitality with high hopes for the recovery and growth of their country.

Sarah longs to return to this place and people who captured her heart, and daily she grieves the distance that separates her from her “second home.”

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She was recently interviewed on this free podcast. You’ll be glad you listened.

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(PS Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. I’ve been called to some deep times of introspection coupled with graduating my last homeschooled senior! It’s breath-taking to think that after 24 years of parenting and almost that long homeschooling a new season is truly beginning for me!)

Until Next Time,

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PS If you fall in love with Afghanistan through Sarah’s interview on the Adventure Sports Podcast, you can find out how to get involved by contacting my girl at:


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5 thoughts on “My Girl in Afghanistan

  1. » My Girl in Afghanistan April 24, 2015 at 9:24 pm Reply

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  2. realchange4u April 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm Reply

    So good to hear from you Paula. Congratulation on the graduating one. So glad your abel to visit and be with your loved ones. I know you are so proud of them all. God speed your daughter and her husbands ministry.

    Much Love Tom

  3. Marie Keates May 2, 2015 at 11:37 am Reply

    Glad she returned safely. There are so many places like this I’d love to visit but the guns and grenades frighten me a little too much. Egypt was beautiful and interesting, a place I’d always wanted to see, but the guards with guns made me nervous. Maybe it’s because we don’t see guns on the street here.

    • Paula Moldenhauer May 3, 2015 at 9:11 pm Reply

      Yes. My daughter said the same thing–that we aren’t used to it but that the guards actually made her feel safe.

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