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Sunday, April 05, 2009


From a NYT article yesterday about Kabila, but applicable to being a missionary too . . . "Being president of Congo is like being an emergency room doctor without enough gauze. The country of 68 million people has been the African wound that just keeps on bleeding."  
Today is the 15 year anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide.  We remember listening with growing concern and horror to the radio reports of bodies coming down the river into Tanzania, and Lake Victoria, as we along with the rest of the world tried to grasp what was happening only a few hundred miles away from us.  Those days were the fuse which later ignited our whole region, in a conflict which smolders and flares even now.  The story is as old as Cain and Abel, vying for love, for supremacy, for resources, for survival.  


Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer and Scott, I am a faithful reader of your blog and pray for your team every day (I used to work for EGPAF and met Scott some time ago). For the first time, I humbly ask for your prayers too. Sorry to do this via comment, but I don't have an email address. Dear friends in Indonesia have just medevac'd to Singapore because one of their 2 year old twin daugthers, Sophie, has a brain tumor, 80% chance it's glioma. Surgery went well, but they're not sure what the treatment options are. You can find out more at
Your faith is such an example for so many of us and I know that your prayers will mean so much to Sophie and her family. Thanks, Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Good news - latest news from Singapore is that Sophie's tumor is low grade, slow growing astrocytoma that is much more treatable with surgery and low dose chemo. Thanks for prayers. My email is if you are interesting in continuing discussion not in comments format.