Editor’s Note: Since Caroline Hare is in Africa, her column this week, Big Hare Big Faith, is photos and information about the trip that she emailed.

For the last two weeks, a local non-profit ministry called Waves Ministry Inc., has been in Africa for its first international conference for girls. Four women make up the main team — Caroline Hare, founder; Christy Maraman, vice chair; Taylor Maraman, worship leader; and Amanda Wilders, worship team.

The conference was held in Arusha, Tanzania, where Waves Ministry partnered with Egon and Hannah Falk of New Life Outreach. The conference hosted 1,200 girls from an orphanage, a boarding school, and surrounding villages.

Aug. 19 was their first full day in Tanzania and Caroline Hare, Next Generations pastor at Destin United Methodist Church, said in an email, “Our team helped out in Children’s Church this morning and visited with the missionaries for the evening. We are so thankful to Benjamin Harbo, Egon Falk and Hannah Falk for their hospitality and making us feel at home.”

The team made waves on the air Aug. 21 when they were invited to preach on the air, and gave words of encouragement and prayer to more than two million Tanzanians. Hare was also asked to preach at New Life City Church in Arusha, and the team ministered at Sakana, a women’s AIDS colony.