Today, insecurity has increased to the point where local people say that life is no longer worthwhile.Read More
I saw with new eyes how GRI is a refuge.Read More
Of course, we Coloradans think it’s fun to go camping. Living in the elements and connecting with nature is so novel. But it’s not real life. It’s a getaway.
Perhaps it was the lack of options that made such a big impression.Read More
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