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Grandma Mila (1930-2018)

On August 3, my grandmother passed away. Mila “Michelle” Korn was born in the city of Łódź, in Poland, and witnessed the Nazi invasion of Poland as a nine-year old. She survived the Łódź Ghetto and numerous Nazi concentration camps … Continue reading

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Grandma Eddie

A week ago my grandmother passed away. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the funeral, but I was able to write the following reflections on her life, her legacy and her impact on me. My grandma Eddie meant so … Continue reading

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My Year in Reading – 2017

As always, I have enjoyed reading the different A Year in Reading entries at The Millions. Unfortunately it has been awhile (4 years!) since I wrote about my year in reading, but life gets in the way, etc. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Brokenness

The World is Broken Each month at the hospital we take one of CURE International’s values and spend time thinking about it and trying to tease out what it means during our morning devotions. In the month of October we … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Biography

My grandfather lived a life that was full of movement. He was always very active, a hard worker, and seemed to have endless amounts of physical energy. I remember watching him work as a child, fascinated by his strength. His … Continue reading

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Our Playground is Finished!

Our playground is finished! We have recently finished work on the playground for our hospital here in Niger, and it looks great. The kids at the hospital had to learn how to use some of the equipment (I don’t think … Continue reading

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My Arms

Leon is still trying to figure out his story. Although we talk openly about how we got him when he was just a little baby, every once in a while he will ask if he came from my belly. We … Continue reading

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Crutches

A few weeks ago, I started seeing this video about crutches pop up all over the place:   In this video we see an exciting new redesign for crutches, which basically haven’t changed much or been improved upon since the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter from CURE Niger

This week, our spiritual director has been telling the story of Easter during our morning devotion time. Each day, she has added a piece to the story, which has been great because she’s such a good story teller and the kids … Continue reading

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Cast your nets

Last week, our Spiritual Director Hannatou shared about the miracles of Jesus in our morning devotions. She spoke about the encounter between Jesus and Simon (Peter) in Luke 5, focusing especially on faith and obedience, and it was really encouraging. … Continue reading

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