Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nigerien Turkey Time

With our shipment still sitting at the port in Benin, we made do with what we had in a sparsely furnished house to celebrate this Thanksgiving. Thankfully, we were able to borrow some extra pots and pans, tables and chairs, … Continue reading

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The Prague Cemetery: Reviewing Blind

Everyone’s favorite Italian Professor of Semiotics/Author of Historical Fiction, Umberto Eco, has just come out with another novel, The Prague Cemetery, and it seems to be generating some interesting discussion. This is not surprising, since Eco’s novels are always an international … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad visiting CURE

Adamma was burned so badly on her hand that the skin was not growing back. The doctors sewed her hand to her stomach so new skin would be grafted. Once the skin started forming, they were able to separate her … Continue reading

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Indomitable Lions

Derrick is a young man from Cameroon. He is only 21 years old, but he has already experienced enough suffering and hardship to last a lifetime. A few years ago he developed a tumor on his leg. His parents took … Continue reading

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Lips

1. A few weeks ago a man brought his son to the hospital. His son had cleft lip, and needed a surgical correction. At the CURE hospital, we treat a lot of patients with cleft lip and cleft palate. Most … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad in Niger!

  My mom and dad got here on Josh’s birthday so we went to an Indian restaurant to celebrate. At Indian restaurant for Josh’s birthday Very spicy food! Josh wouldn’t have it any other way. We went to an artisan … Continue reading

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A book you need to buy

Cascade Books, a division of Wipf and Stock, has just published a collection of articles on Theology of the Land, called The Land Cries Out, Theology of the Land in the Israeli-Palestinian Context. You can order it/check it out here. … Continue reading

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The Light

“Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:2 NIV) In the Bible, sin and sickness are often indistinguishable. If you are sick there must be a cause, and since God is the ultimate … Continue reading

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Busted!

So you know how I was ratting Josh out for getting pulled over by the police on our first day driving in the country? Well now I’m eating my words. Yesterday, on Josh’s birthday, of all days, I was a real … Continue reading

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My Grandpa

Trees The last time I saw my grandpa I gave him a hug. He grabbed my arm and said,   “Getting a hold of you is like grabbing onto a tree.”               “What kind of tree?” I asked. My grandpa … Continue reading

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