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Into the Desert

The sea has parted forming a wall of water on both sides and a commanding voice booms, “You may paaasss.” That’s how I have always pictured the scene as the ancient Israelites marched, en mass, through the red sea on their way out of Egypt. I imagine Moses at the helm, smiling triumphantly, exuberantly and perhaps a little relievedly as his magic staff actually accomplished what God had told him it would: Let my people go! Yet, according to the book of Exodus, the Israelites were none too sure about things, ... Read More »

A Mother’s Love

I have been working at the Gakoma Health Center in the Gisagara District of Rwanda for almost eight months now. Hundreds of people pour in everyday, cramming the three buildings that make up our health center, each containing less square footage than the average McDonald’s. We serve 47 villages and at the last count, over 32,000 people. It can be overwhelming for the 20 people on staff. On the busiest days, most nurses work from 7 a.m. until after 6 p.m. The past three weeks have been no exception, and ... Read More »

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