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Grace in Tanzania

Mama Grace* washed her clothes by hand and began to hang them on the line in the yard. The Tanzanian sun felt warm upon her face, but the constant breeze kept her from sweating. Her tiny daughter, Eunice*, lay napping on a blanket in the grass. Mama Grace lifted the...

Sofia’s Secret

Sofia heard about the medical clinic from a friend that lived next door. "They're doing eye exams and giving away free glasses," explained her friend. "I went over there today and got these." Sofia's friend reached into her bag and pulled out a pair of reading...

Fly to them

Today we take time to remember a man who went to amazing lengths to speak for those who had no voice, to work toward racial and social equality, to make peace where there was dissent and oppression. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has inspired millions with his dream: I...

Voluntourism: Helpful or Harmful?

The term voluntourism was coined in the past decade to describe the current vibe associated with short-term missions, in particular, missions trips involving some form of community service. These groups are generally composed of young students in high school, college,...

Vitamins for Villages

A tiny baby is born in poverty. His surroundings are filthy, his outlook bleak, his chances of survival less than optimal. But his mama loves him. When she looks at him, she knows why she is here. She'll fight for him. She'll do her best to give him what he needs. But...