Category Archives: cultural

Community Health Education

It’s been so long since I’ve written, with so many things both good and bad having happened, it’s hard to know what to say as I attempt to write again. The project is now in full swing.  Every week, I’m … Continue reading

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Graduation Time via South Sudan

This is the season where people all over the States are turning tassels, receiving their degrees, and moving on to the next era in life.  Unfortunately, I missed my cousin’s graduation, but I was able to sort of see my … Continue reading

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Easter in South Sudan

It was good to spend Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, in South Sudan.  The Episcopal Church of Sudan held services for the entire Holy Week.  I was under the weather with a few small illnesses (salmonella and malaria), so I didn’t … Continue reading

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Sermonette: Teach us to number our days….

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” – Psalm 90:12 Recently, the diocese held the annual mother’s union training, which calls women from all over the diocese to participate in a three-day … Continue reading

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Forgiveness in a Far Away Place

Mama Rose, ECS-Rejaf’s Mother’s Union Coordinator has been my closest South Sudanese companion since I’ve been in South Sudan.  She makes it her business to make sure I’m healthy, safe, and taken care of.  However, one day, through my actions … Continue reading

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Disease: Malaria

Malaria is a disease most of us know something about.  Through the news and stories from friends who’ve traveled abroad we know that malaria is caused through mosquitoes bites that carry a particular parasite that enters the blood and causes … Continue reading

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Disease: Onchocerciasis

One of the many diseases confronting the people in Rejaf Diocese is onchocerciasis.  Many times onchocerciasis is called or OV, riverblindness, or Oncho (pronounced Oncko) for short.  This disease was foreign to me when I first came to South Sudan, … Continue reading

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