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Rivers of Living Waters

Originally posted on Walter Bright:

In May of 1989 my family and I woke up to the sound of mortar blasts, and rocket launchers in our back yard. It was a great spot for the government soldiers because of the cliff overlooking the other side of the city, where rebel soldiers occupied.

When we left our home that day, we came across many displaced people who had been without food and water for many weeks. The fighting was intense and life as we knew it, came to a stop.

We had no idea what life would look like the next few weeks with less food and no source of safe drinking water. By the time we hit the second week on the run, we began to realize how important water is.

Vital organs began to shut down because of dehydration. Skin began to get clammy. Coherent thoughts began to vanish. As we struggle to find safe…

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The Paradox

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Prayer Request

Originally posted on Numbered Days:

Davy is ok, yet I write today with heaviness in my eyes, exhaustion deep-set within my bones and weariness of soul.

The NICU is a paradox. It’s is a beacon of immense hope for some and simultaneously a memorial of unspeakable grief for others.

For Chelsea and I, the NICU is still a lighthouse in the midst of this tumultuous sea. Yet sadly, the family next door has lost the light and the baby didn’t make it through the day. I couldn’t confirm with the nurses (rightfully so for the privacy of the family), but it’s hard to hide the heavy sobs reverberating off the hospital walls.

I HATE this place but I LOVE this place.

I hate sickness but love the medicine that heals it. I hate that babies have to come here but I love that they have a chance at life. I hate that jobs like these…

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Humanity: Something We All Should Be Concerned About

While I was searching for news this morning, on one of my favorite news sites, I happened to stumble upon this story, buried under the never ending articles of the Middle East.  (Please don’t get your knickers in a bunch!  Yes, I know that everything happening is important.  It’s just that over the years I’ve noticed that more things seem to be more important than others. And humanitarian pieces tend to get overlooked.)

In Tanzania, people who have Albinism, (commonly know as ‘Ablbino’), are segregated, brutalized, sexually assaulted, or even murdered.  (I’m not going to say anymore about the actual accounts.  You’ll just have to follow the links I’ve inserted, and read it for yourselves.)

Excerpt taken from a PDF found on http://www.underthesamesun.com

Excerpt taken from a PDF found on http://www.underthesamesun.com

After reading the initial article, I did a Google search on an organization named, and found more information concerning these precious souls.

On the website for the organization, Under the Same Sun , I found a link to PDF that I chose to read.  All of the images were far too graphic for me to post here.

“We need support to respond to the humanitarian crisis” ~ Red Cross: from CNN article

Why am I posting something like this?  Well, it’s something we should all be aware of.

“People with the genetic condition, characterized by a lack of pigment, are often referred to in Tanzania as ghosts, or zero zero, which in Swahili signifies someone who is less than human. Witch doctors often lead brutal attacks to use albino body parts in potions they claim bring riches.” ~ Associated Press

Am I trying to be some super-blogging-hero? Nope.  As a mother, I find that this piece has become more than just a “piece of news.”  It tugged at my heart to the point of wanting to share this with as many people as possible.

 

*{And to those of you who call yourself Prayer Warriors and Intercessors, you should already know what to do…}

 


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It never ceases to amaze me how the readership of this blog grows even when I am absent for a period of time.  I’m so pleased that you all find it something worth coming back to. :D

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Thank you again, to all of you!  You make blogging here a joy :)♥

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