Tag Archives: Africa

Persona

Lately I’ve been thinking about authenticity. See, I have this deep-seated need for approval, which often leads me to put up the appearance of being what I think people expect me to be. Never admit a weakness: Now, I don’t … Continue reading

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Send Me Packing

As I maaaay have mentioned once or twice (or eighty times, but who’s counting?), I recently traveled with a group of friends to Liberia, West Africa. This carefully choreographed undertaking involved months of preparation and a packing list as long … 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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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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I Got Superpowers. Who Knew?

I’ve been preparing for my first overseas trip, February 22-March 5. Pretty exciting stuff! I’m going with a small group from the non-profit BESTWA, Inc, which exists to meet the most pressing needs and bring hope to the people of … Continue reading

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Ghost Heart, by Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry

Meet an American mom who will do anything to save her daughter’s life; a US transplant surgeon working in Africa, whose patients are rejecting organs at an alarming rate; a young mom in Africa, whose albino child is both feared … Continue reading

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