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Life Turns on a Dime, Prayer, and Propeller

 We’ve all heard the saying, “Life can turn on a dime” but never have I known it as viscerally as with our twins Opio and Ochen. Less than one month ago, their young mother hung herself in their one-room hut, leaving them on a matt just below her dangling feet malnourished and dehydrated with the…

Self-Examined America

“… in one of the worst targeted attacks on aid workers in South Sudan’s three-year civil war. They shot dead a local journalist while forcing the foreigners to watch, raped several foreign women, singled out Americans, beat and robbed people and carried out mock executions… “…the U.N. peacekeeping force stationed less than a mile away refused to…

Calling for Serious Change in South Sudan

Below is a timely and important summary of what is going on in South Sudan, along with some immediate actions that the United States government could take. This is an excellent opportunity to send this clear and concise piece to your representatives, asking them to take swift action—such as through arms embargoes. Read more:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/opinion/time-to-get-serious-with-south-sudan.html?emc=edit_th_20160809&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=30839039&_r=0 Meanwhile, the…

Shackled to the Prison Floor

Lokuda was a newborn when we found him shackled to the prison floor with his mother and two small siblings. It has been a long year since that fateful day.  Lokuda’s mother had been accused of killing her husband and no real justice system was overseeing her case. Neither compassion nor justice came for Lokuda’s mother,…

Walk Against Trafficking

South Sudan boasts the world’s #1 mortality rate for young girls dying in childbirth.  Through FOOD, EDUCATION, HOUSING, & MEDICAL CARE Make Way Partners is the world’s #1Transformation Force changing that. When I think of the Transformation Force (T-Force) and the power to transform hearts, lives and futures of the most vulnerable in our world I am amazed…

Shinning Like the Sun

“In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking…

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