Seeing A Way Out

Seeing A Way Out

Written by Andi Clinard Seeing a way out . . . “What do you see?” Bernard Kabaru asks. He glances first at the faces of his workshop attendees, then over his shoulder, to the wall. A picture of an empty, destroyed house is projected there. “What do you feel?” Kabaru...
Blurring the Lines

Blurring the Lines

Written by Andi Clinard At the moment, there’s a lot that stands in contrast in Kenya. Raila Odinga and Mwai Kibaki. Orange Democratic Movement and Party of National Unity. And, perhaps most of all, Kikuyu and Luo. Or, given the day, any of the other lines able to be...
Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

Written by Andi Clinard “We knew each other by name.” Pastor Steve Munyambu pauses thoughtfully as he reflects on the people responsible for torching his home in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, just minutes after the disputed election results were announced....
Little Moments in Lopit

Little Moments in Lopit

by Andi Clinard Someone asked me the other day what my best moment was in my life among the Lopit, an animistic people group clustered in the mountains of Sudan South, where I’ve worked for a year and a half. One best moment? Perhaps it was the other day when Ellen,...
Man with a Message

Man with a Message

by Mike Delorenzo “I was a very bad man,” Timothy recalls, as we rocket along in a rattling old mini van, a matatu, heading straight for Kibera. “I was a fighter,” he continues, “The man you see before you would be dead if not for Jesus.” He bows his head and invites...
Hanneke’s Heart

Hanneke’s Heart

by Mike Delorenzo There are few things in this world as powerless as a sick child. Few things as unwanted as an infant girl or boy in Africa, poverty stricken, and dying of AIDS. To some, a child such as this is not worth a moment’s notice. But for the few who do...
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