Kapchorwa

A week ago the USP team went to rural Kapchorwa, a town nestled in the foothills of Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda. I went into the experience feeling dry and empty and left feeling full and so sad that I had to leave such a beautiful place. I honestly don’t know how to put into …

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Ubumuntu

I did not write this post with the hopes that you would feel warm and fuzzy inside after reading it. Quite the opposite; I hope that you feel uncomfortable and that it makes you really think about the injustice and calamity that took place 23 years ago. The genocide was a tragedy that was planned; …

Rwanda

I honestly don’t know how to adequately put into words the last 10 days. I have laughed until I cried, cried until I thought my heart would break from the heaviness, and everything in between. Rwanda was an eye-opening, life changing journey. It exposed me to the true ugliness of humankind, as well as the …

Impfondo

Prepare yourself for a fairly long update, as it’s been a month full of crazy happenings, even in the mundane. First, the big picture things I have learned: I have experienced things I never thought I would and have come away with a bigger and better picture of what tropical medicine looks like. I have …

Prayer of the Heart

An anonymous prayer that I found in one of the cabins of the Potter's Place that spoke to me, I wrote it down and now I am sharing it with you. I hope it speaks to you the same way that it spoke to me.

Loving the Unlovable

Loving those that are unlovable to us is our way of continuing the love story of Christ for the world. We are called to be Christ to those that are lost. You are not there to change them, but to show them how God has changed you.

Change

Change. We all face it at some point in our life, in both the little and the big things. It could be the change in seasons, the change of moving to a different country; the loss of someone special, or the start of a new job. The way that we deal with change is as …