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...
Whole

Whole

Far north in Kenya’s arid semi-desert, in a place dotted with little rises of rock, and speckled with stray camels, is a river and a town called Lokichar. There is an airstrip there, and it was my first time to ever land on it. The river had recently left the...
A Hill in the Heart of Congo

A Hill in the Heart of Congo

by Mike Delorenzo On a solitary hill in Zande land, in the heart of the Congo, sits a historic mission station. There, a dozen odd buildings of earthen brick have stood the test of time and human conflict, and remain still today as a testimony to their builder. Maybe...
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