Category: Global Impact

Leaving Africa

April 18, 2016 - Global Impact

My heart is heavy as we leave this place. We have bandaged wounds, treated strange illnesses, and shown the love of Christ the best we could. I have been privileged to work alongside young men and women of God...

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The Poverty of a Nation

April 17, 2016 - Global Impact

Today I'm in a region of the world I can’t mention. I'm accompanying a dedicated team of professionals to provide desperately needed medical care in a destitute land—but why?

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The Truth About Africa

April 15, 2016 - Global Impact

We’re headed deep into the African bush. I would appreciate your prayers. But not for me—for them.

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Michael—For the Love of God

April 12, 2016 - Global Impact

Michael, a 12-year-old boy with a learning disability and cerebral palsy, was looked down upon by his family members and abandoned. It was difficult enough living in the African bush without having to take care of a child the...

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Escape from the LRA

April 5, 2016 - Global Impact

As my plane lifted off the runway moments later, he waved from the sidelines. I waved in response, knowing that I would likely never see him again. But in the brief moments I knew him, he inspired me forever.

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The Forgotten People of Odo

March 29, 2016 - Global Impact

When I went inside there were three children lying on sheets on the dirt floor. I examined them and found two to have malaria, with the third suffering from a common problem of the region known as leishmaniasis.

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The Lord’s Resistance Army

March 22, 2016 - Global Impact

We don't solve all the problems when we go, nor do we come close to doing so. But for each person we touch, each child we cure of malaria, it matters.

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Janjaweed—The Cancer of Western Sudan

March 15, 2016 - Global Impact

The Janjaweed are not poorly organized bands of renegades who swoop into villages at random. They are well-trained, well-equipped fighting forces that enjoy the overt support of the Sudanese government.

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The Heart of a Terrorist

March 8, 2016 - Global Impact

I grabbed his wrist. I don’t know why, I just did. It was a reflex, or a conditioned response, or something. Seeing a woman struck triggered a reaction for which I was unprepared. But the moment I grabbed his...

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I Met The Enemy—They Are My Friends

March 1, 2016 - Global Impact

The trip back to the bungalow, driving with no headlights in the dark on a dirt road through the African bush, I knew we’d done some good, but there was so much more that must be done. We would...

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