Wounds that take Time

Wounds that take Time

Henry is a father of four children and a farmer.  He has a farmer’s broad shoulders and strong hands. He grows corn and beans on the upland slopes and rice where land meets water in a swampy wetland.   One hot morning a year and a half ago, Henry woke up, picked up a...
Two Young Friends

Two Young Friends

Samuel Samuel lives in a village called Bujagali. The area used to boast one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the Nile river, but was flooded by a hydroelectric dam. Landowners were displaced, and for subsistence farmers who have lived in a place for generations...
Francis and Joy

Francis and Joy

Francis and Joy found each other late in life. Widowed and alone, having suffered but not yet ready to give up on joy, they gave each other everything they had: themselves. Together, Francis and Joy dug a meaningful and beautiful life out of Uganda’s red dirt....
Abdullah’s Fight

Abdullah’s Fight

I met 7-month-old Abdullah at the Sole Hope outreach house just over a week ago when someone handed him to me. As his family piled out of the van fresh from the village I didn’t know right away who he belonged to, and he surely had no idea who I was. As his...

Island People Pt. 2

Jigger removal is no joke.  Sometimes they are found just under the skin and can be removed easily, but sometimes it takes digging deeper. For babies and toddlers who are in a new environment away from home this can be a terrifying experience.  Annah holds her...