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Child Brides Struggle to Overcome Cultural Stigma

My name is Ege, and I was married when I was 14 years old. When the time came for me to give birth to my first child, I labored for six days. On the seventh day, I finally traveled to the hospital, but it was too late. My baby was dead and I had developed a condition...

Extraordinary Africa: Stories of Hope Unfold

After months of dreaming and planning, it’s finally here . . . our blogging journey through Africa is about to begin! Every time I go to Africa, I’m simply overwhelmed. The beauty of the people here is extraordinary. But they face some very daunting challenges . . ....

Ethiopia | Giving Mothers a New Beginning

Today, I’m in Ethiopia, home to one of the most ancient human civilizations on earth. It’s a nation made up of farmers and herdsman who have worked the land for centuries, preserving a way of life that is as beautiful as it is difficult. When we arrived, we were...

Hungry, Thirsty, and Desperate

And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. –Isaiah 58:10. Over the past several weeks, I have watched and listened closely to the...

Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Most of us in America may just be hearing about the mounting crisis in Somalia and the surrounding nations in what is commonly called the “Horn of Africa.” Images of malnourished children and lines of refugees have only recently reached our television screens after...
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