We arrived at the Imvepi Health Center and here, in remote Northern Uganda, all modern comforts I take for granted are many miles away. Showers, electricity to cook food, indoor toilets, running or potable drinking water, and a malaria-free environment were all living somewhere else.Read More
I haven’t been to a Global Refuge project since 2006.
I felt a little anxious going back. I could never quite get over seeing the suffering I saw on my first trip, seeing people whose lives had been shattered in the violent crossfire of a fight for power. It cracked open what I believed about God and the world.
I’ve learned some things since 2006.
When Shaunessy and Jaden met with me to ask if I would come to work for Global Refuge, they understood if I didn't want to. It would mean going back to the days of complexity, having to invest my emotional capital into something, having to care.
Well, shouldn't we care? It's a good question, and many people are asking it these days.Read More
I was privileged to lead a team of newly graduated nurses, nursing students and pre-nursing/medical students to GRI's northern Uganda project last month. Ross, Grant, Drew, Holli, Kallen, McKenna, Katherine and Paulina were very willing to step out and experience Africa in the raw.Read More
This is Rose's first child. She is excited about her pregnancy, but also nervous. Who could blame her? How many first-time mothers have been nervous, even with access to good health care, let alone coming to realize you cannot return home and will have to raise your child in a camp? She never imagined this would be the case.Read More