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From the Dust of the Ground
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

The ground on our mountain is rocky ground and the land seems to have more stones on it than soil. I think it is a miracle that things grow here, that things grow so well here. But they do. We are planting, as ...

Seeing The Human Spirit
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

There is a small, mud-bricked, tin-roofed building on a piece of flat land below a mountain in Kenieba, Mali. This simple structure, surrounded by courtyards, peanut fields, and scrub grass, is the church buil ...

DRONE WATCH: France Sending Drones to Mali Region.
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

France sending drones to Africa. As Al-Qaeda-linked rebels strengthen their control over northern Mali, France has taken the lead in plans for possible military intervention. In a ...

A Lesson in Selflessness
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Here, I had come to bring God to my African friends. Instead, God came to me in this African woman and her child. Peacemaking happens in many forms. Sometimes peace is offered to ...

An Offering of Self
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 1:23pm | Type: Blog

Maybe the path to civility and peace can be found somewhere along the path from my house to a Malinki village. This morning, Madu walked the one kilometer path from his village to ...

Serving Joyfully
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

How could he do something as mundane as washing dishes and do it with joy? Washing dishes. This is how I remember Momadu. Washing dishes is a chore, you know. In the pre-dishwa ...

WATER: Clear Gold in the Desert
Originally Posted: 04/11/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

How much water have you used today? You probably took a shower, used your toilet, brushed your teeth, maybe boiled some for a cup of tea of coffee, not to mention being well on the way to the 64 ounces of wat ...