Galmi, Part 1

“Please remember to minister to the WHOLE person,” my tutor spoke to me in French a few weeks ago. “Missionaries remember the spirit needs feeding, sometimes they forget about the stomach!” We were discussing my upcoming trip to Galmi Hospital, where Ken and I would be taking four teens. We traveled eight hours on a … More Galmi, Part 1

Friends

A few weeks ago, we took Mohammed to a doctor that we trust. We had been encouraging him to go, but he procrastinated each time we talked about him going. He really just wanted us to tell him the name of the medicines that would help him with his medical issues so that he could … More Friends

Aileen’s Girls

Sometimes problems here are thorny and provocative. They are not only difficult to solve; nobody wants to talk about them. One of these is fistula – a life-threatening and embarrassing problem. Here is a link to understand it better:  http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/fistula-a-silent-tragedy-for-child-brides/ I can’t imagine that more than 2 million women in the world have fistula. I can’t … More Aileen’s Girls

Kwara Tegui, Niger

48 hours ago, I hopped into my favorite minibus with six teens and followed Ken, who was in another vehicle full of teens, into a village called Kwara Tegui. There is a group living out in Kwara Tegui called La Roche – in English “The Rock.” They spend their time living among the villagers and … More Kwara Tegui, Niger