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About Maaika Smith

Maaika serves as a Class Lead at the Central Site in Phoenix.
Hi! I'm Maaika.

Highway In The Desert

By |2020-11-19T19:12:28-07:00November 19th, 2020|LEARN, PRAY|

“The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.” I grew up on the desert plains of a West African country among a nomadic people group called the Fulani. I know what it means to see dry ground in the desert. Every year the earth would shrivel [...]

Open House

By |2020-04-03T13:36:13-07:00March 13th, 2020|STORIES|

“Can I come visit your house?”  My heart took a leap when I glanced down and saw my friend’s message on the phone screen. She wanted to come to my house?  The text went on to say that she had missed us seeing each other over the Thanksgiving holiday and she knew I [...]

A Pleasing Aroma

By |2020-03-13T21:29:45-07:00February 6th, 2020|STORIES|

  For the first two months after moving into Nineteen Apartments and doing home visits, I wondered about a smell I noticed each time I would visit a friend's home. It was a pungent, musty odor that was sometimes strong and distinct, sometimes subtle. I couldn't figure out what it was, but I [...]

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