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Two years ago, at the peak of the drought in the Horn of Africa, up to 1,500 people a day were coming from Somalia into Kenya, and headed for the refugee camps around the border town of Dadaab. A large entourage of reporters, photographers and film crews chronicled their movements....More
One thing you have in common with your poorest brothers and sisters might easily escape your notice—even if you firmly believe we're all one human family.
You know loss.
You've suffered disaster, heartbreak, grief of all kind. You may not think to compare your suffering with...More
For years, Anivorano Est has struggled with an unpredictable water supply system run by the local government. The more than 5,800 residents of this small town in Madagascar, off the southeastern coast of Africa, have suffered frequent outages and poorly treated—and oftentimes contaminated—water...More
Beep. Beep. Beep.
It's the familiar sound of items being scanned at a checkout counter, although, in this part of Madagascar, few have electricity or running water.
One-by-one, farmers step forward. Some look puzzled and others stare boldly at the strange camera's tiny lens. The...More
In 1905, a Christian missionary docked his boat along the banks of the Nile River in central Africa. He would plant a ficus seed near the riverbank, in what is now the South Sudanese village of Malek.
Look at the world. Look at the state of it. What do you see?
When you look upon the world as illuminated by the Light of Grace, you see a different place than those who choose only sunlight and electricity.
Water covers two-thirds of our planet. It would seem the most abundant of...More
You turn on the tap and your water spews sludgy brown. Or, you find that the pipes have run dry again. So, you walk for 30 minutes out and 30 minutes back to collect water from a muddy river to make your family's meals, wash the dishes and bathe.
Your daughters may miss school so they...More
When an alien resides with you in your land, do not mistreat such a one. You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; you shall love the alien as yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. I, the LORD, am your God...More