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On the Syrian border: True healing for refugees facing trauma

On the Syrian border: True healing for refugees facing trauma

For many families I’ve met on the Syrian border, their journey to becoming refugees was a traumatic one. They arrive at the camps bearing both physical and emotional scars. This was certainly the case for Mrs. Zin and her family. I’ve shared the beginning of her story...
On the ground at the Syrian border: An impossible choice

On the ground at the Syrian border: An impossible choice

Almost a year ago to the date, I was huddled in a tent with refugees I had met on the Syrian border. Today, I’m back again … and I’m still just as overwhelmed by the stories I hear and the needs I see. I’m more convinced than ever before that we — as the body of...
Hell on earth

Hell on earth

If there’s such a thing as hell on earth, I saw it today. I’ve been traveling to Guatemala for years, but this time, it’s different. This time, it’s personal. I’ve just visited with three of my dear friends — Orlando, Alex, and Edison — in their village of...
On the ground in Thailand: Freedom is contagious

On the ground in Thailand: Freedom is contagious

One of my favorite parts of my visits to Thailand is the time I get to spend at the Freedom Homes. If the bars and red-light districts are full of darkness, then these homes are full of light and joy. It’s here that girls get a chance at a new life. It’s here that...
From the Field: Breaking chains in Thailand

From the Field: Breaking chains in Thailand

I’m back in Thailand this week. No matter how many times I visit, I am always overwhelmed by the impact cultural slavery has had on this country. There is a great divide here in Bangkok. This city is home to some of the most spectacular malls, the grandest hotels, and...
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