Category Archives: Everybody Has a Story

“Dear Texas…” – A Guest Post

Why should I whine about the sudden summer heat around here, when my friend Misty Ansted has already said it so well? With her kind permission, I present her open letter (which first appeared on her Facebook timeline over Memorial … Continue reading

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Squirrel Stuff!

I love to laugh. You know that, and I know that. What I don’t know is how I came across this website in the first place. It was years ago, after my parents finally moved to a small house on … Continue reading

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Liberia Report: From War to Peace

  Benjamin Somah walked into Monrovia’s Peace Cafe, where our freshly arrived team sat with a few local contacts, enjoying some coffee and Internet time. Our friends knew this local craftsman, so we checked out his artwork.   We already … Continue reading

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Liberia Report: Cooking

The foundation of BESTWA’s ministry is feeding children. The Liberian people have so many needs besides, but the need for food is universal, immediate, and ongoing. While visiting Buchanan, we learned quite a bit about how our resourceful friends manage, … Continue reading

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Liberia Report: Contrasts

During our stay in Buchanan, Liberia, one thing that struck me was the variety of contrasts we saw. Old and Young: At the Old Folks Home, we visited with dozens of aged people, several with physical handicaps. But a number … Continue reading

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Who’s Sacrificing Here, Anyway?

It’s easy to think that, as citizens of a wealthy country, we USA types know what’s best for allllll the other countries. We’re here to fix you. You’re welcome. Granted, BESTWA uses donated funds to buy food, employ cooks, and … Continue reading

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Greetings From West Africa!

I am drafting the beginning of this post a week before our group leaves for the multi-day airline marathon to Buchanan, Liberia. Not being sure how much time or Internet access I’ll have, I want to make it easy to … Continue reading

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