Author Archive | Ashley Elkins

In a Desperate Place, He Gives More Grace

What a week. A long, beautiful, messy, tragic, inspiring, heartbreaking, overwhelming, tiring week. I had the privilege of working with World Reach Partners medical team that came to serve Arise Africa International. 6 days of village health clinics. 4200 + people treated. Over 1,000 people gave their lives to Christ. The gospel was preached and […]

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I once was lost, but now am found…

An old man gripped the weathered tin door of his small one room house. Corn husks were patching its many holes, and it was unable to securely close. As I walked up the path to greet him, I realized he wasn’t wearing any pants. Instead, a long piece of material was draped over himself like […]

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The Healer That Rescues…

The free clinic was open. One by one and family by family they came, seeking treatment for their diseases and ailments. So many of them plagued with malaria, diarrhea, and skin infections. Often times they showed us things we couldn’t fix…clubbed feet, breast tumors, blinded eyes and deaf ears. What we could fix we did, […]

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Settling In and Sowing Seeds

If you were to ask me (and I know that some of you are wondering) what I have been doing for these first few weeks here in Uganda, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. It has been one thing after the other since arriving. I am usually not at a loss for words, but […]

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It begins…

I landed in Entebbe around 10 pm last night after an incredibly long journey. All the luggage was there, but unfortunately one of my bags had opened, and a vacuum sealed comforter was missing. All things considered, though, I can’t complain. Smooth picked me up from the airport, and we made the trek to Jinja. […]

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The Call With a Promise

God doesn’t give us a special calling without also giving us the promise to see  us through it. He doesn’t usually lay out all of the specifics of each bump in the road that we may face along the way,  but He does promise to be with us every step of the way. Why is […]

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It’s Getting Real…and Close!

It’s getting really real.   Last week I resigned from my position at Wake Med Mobile. One that I have held for over seven years. Immediately after I hit send on that email, I had chest pain. The anxiety kind. The kind that feels like you are so nervous your heart might explode. I wish […]

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The Road Less Traveled

I am so excited to have this website up and running! I want to give a shout out to my friends Matt and Helen Winslow who have so graciously helped me create this place to share what God is doing in my life, and what He is preparing me to do! THANK YOU so much!  […]

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GOING…(February Blog Post)

I met a really neat person named Ronne Rock when I was in Africa nearly a year ago. She was a friend of a friend, and was in Uganda working on a video promo for Arise Africa. Of course we became friends on facebook, and have since stayed in touch that way. At the beginnning of […]

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