Personal Impact

A man wearing medical scrubs holds a child in Eswatini

The One: A reflection on Christ’s love for each of us

The homemade PVC-framed curtains are up. The pharmacy is readily staffed. We are flush with physical therapists wielding braces and canes. We have enough fluoride varnish for a small army. And now the community of Ekudzeni begins to arrive at the CarePoint. Months of preparation and two days of travel have culminated to this moment …

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When Mothers Connect, Differences Melt Away

We all have emotions and parts of us that are stirred when we see the faces of underprivileged children from majority world countries. Actually laying eyes on something or someone tends to make it more real. These children’s faces are often dirty or streaked with tears, clothes tattered and worn. They’re usually barefoot. This all …

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How Do You Feel About Change?

Prior to this trip we were told we’d be doing “something different.” We wouldn’t be making “Home Visits” but instead, we’d have something called “Community Time” with parents and guardians of the children at Tullo CarePoint. This was something new and totally foreign to us. To say we were disappointed is an understatement.  Reasons had been explained, however, and we were all somewhat willing to “try something new.”

Art Therapy on the Cutting Edge of Restoration in Moldova

From touch-down in Moldova we received a crash course in the history of Empire:  Moldova is the little country that has literally been bought, traded, or sold to the highest bidder. Centuries of being trampled have left hopes crushed and the future feeling so bleak that millions have decided to leave their home country rather …

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Lessons in Amharic – when language heals discomfort

The official language spoken in Ethiopia is called Amharic.  I can barely say the name of the language, let alone many of the words. I’ve learned to surrender my desire to speak it well in order to at least give it a genuine try.  It usually leads to practicing that lesson of making an idiot …

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