Washing the Dishes

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.

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Resiliency

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. 

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What's Your Connection?

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.

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Saying Goodbye to Buma

In October of last year, we wrote to you about Buma's Story. Buma Losa was a quiet and thoughtful man. He displayed meekness and humility and his eyes told the story of a difficult life. He conducted his work as a grounds keeper for GRI’s Odubu Clinic with pride and perfectionism. 

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Rose

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. 

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