The End of the Road

The End of the Road

  by Kenny Bendiksen Glenn and Sandy Wilton first came to Adi in 1976 to live among the Kakwa tribe of northeastern Congo. They did not arrive on a two or four-year assignment. They came, like missionaries of a different era, “for the duration.” But...
Fishing at Night

Fishing at Night

By Mike Saum At night, globes of light wink into existence on the expanse of the water. More and more appear, like a string of glowing pearls bobbing on a swath of velvet. The fisherman place lanterns on small, hand-lashed floats and release them, one by one, onto the...
Move Against the Fear

Move Against the Fear

  Written by Mike Delorenzo “Sometimes when we are called to obey, the fear does not subside and we are expected to move against the fear. One must choose to do it afraid.”  –Elizabeth Elliot I have only one pair of good boots and I seldom get to use them. But...
Room for a Few More

Room for a Few More

Written by Mike Saum Q & A with RVA Dorm Parents Jeff and Joyellen Hazard An hour’s drive from Nairobi, in a forest of wild olive and pencil cedar trees that looks out over the Great Rift Valley, there stands a school. Much has changed in Africa since Teddy...
So We Do Not Lose Heart

So We Do Not Lose Heart

Written by Bruce Rossington Muhammad Ali once boasted: ‘I float like a butterfly, but I sting like a bee’.  I was reminded of these words as I sat listening to Phanuel’s interview.  I was beginning to think that I had become desensitized to what happened here in 1994,...