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After Genocide | When Justin Came Home

An estimated 75,000 children were left behind after the Rwandan genocide in 1994—thousands of them maimed, violated, and left with emotional scars that still remain today. Justin is one of them. His parents were killed during the 100-day assault that left more than...

Never Again: History Echoed in Syria

“Never again!” That was the battle cry heard round the world as a betrayed Rwanda stared bewildered into a shadowy future altered forever by genocide. “Never again,” we vowed after more than 800,000 Rwandans were butchered. “Never again,” we said to the families left...

A Child’s View of the Syrian Crisis

Crouching behind a crumbling stone structure, 11-year-old Yusef peered out into the dusty debris-ridden street. He tiptoed wearily around piles of rubble and broken glass, and around the stiff bodies of men, women, and children sprawled in the streets. It was nearing...

The Simple Secret of Transformation

A sinking feeling began to wash over Janelle Lang as her eyes scanned the streets of Rwanda for the first time. The billboards lining the streets warned women to protect their children from human trafficking . . . it was everywhere. The utter destitution following the...

4 Ways to Pray for Rwanda

For 100 days in 1994, a darkness unfolded in Rwanda that permeated the soul of every national. Hatred . . . betrayal . . . blindness. All led to a subjugation of human rights gross enough to earn Rwanda a front page in world history. Yet Rwanda has risen from a place...
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