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Realized Potential

When I first told people that I was traveling to Sierra Leone, some of their first thoughts were: “You mean where they have blood diamonds?” “The place with child soldiers?” and “Isn’t that where Ebola is?” Media’s representation of this country has not been very favorable to say the least. It is true, all ofRead More

Come to the Banquet Table

“‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel peopleRead More

He Sent His Son to Live in an Ebola-Infested Land

Once upon a time there was an honorable and wise king who deeply loved his people. He worked hard to keep his people safe, he enacted laws to help keep order and maintain the welfare of all. The king’s people loved their ruler in return because he was fair and righteous, they were well-taken careRead More

Living Like There’s No Tomorrow

Today we observed the burial team taking away a body. It was a member of the church that John, our bookkeeper, helps to pastor. We went with him while he prayed over the body and for the family before the burial team took her away. We stayed in the van at a distance and watchedRead More

Celebrating 5 Years of God’s Faithfulness

This year marks a milestone in our journey with women affected by disability. It was five years ago that we started down this path, walking in the dark with only enough light for the next step. We had no idea what God had in mind – for the organization, for the women, for us. WhatRead More

Reflections on 21 Days of Prayer for Ebola

We just completed 21 days of prayer for the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone (and Liberia and Guinea). If you are reading this blog post, you most likely prayed with us for at least some of those days. We’ve prayed for those in quarantine, for those working with patients, for those who have lost lovedRead More

What can I do to help disable the power of Ebola?

We are utterly undone over the devastation that is happening throughout West Africa right now. If you are reading this blog, there’s a good chance that you personally are experiencing some of this same heartache, leading you to ask the question “What can I do?” The first thing we must do is remind ourselves thatRead More

Why Truth Matters

Our President, Kim Kargbo, is arriving back in the United States this week after delivering relief supplies and training community leaders to fight the Ebola virus. She offers a unique and intense perspective into Sierra Leone’s true problems- problems far greater than Ebola. Never has it been more evident that in the past week, thatRead More