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June 2014 Highlights

Here are some updates from around the birth world… Advocacy The National Partnership for Women and Families released its report: Expecting Better: A State by State Analysis of Laws that Help New Parents. Midwives Alliance of North America released the I am a Midwife Education Campaign. Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan wrote […]

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Nairobi Adventure

I’ve hesitated to share about an upcoming trip because it was only speculation.  But last week the final decisions were made and I am happy to announce that I will be traveling with Tammy to Nairobi to assist her in a doula training. Tammy is a doula trainer for the organization DONA – Doulas of […]

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Another report of the Rapes

It makes me sick to read these.  Apparently the rapes happen despite the presence of UN peace keepers. Read the story here: My heart breaks for these women.  I pray for strength for the midwives, for my friends.

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Our Midwives Touched by Violence

I had contacted Flory to ask about the safety of the midwives and the women in Nayngezi and Uvira, and to begin discussion about having him speak at a conference on public health in armed conflict happening at my school.  I received a reply from him this afternoon.  Here is his letter: Greetings in Jesus Name, Thank […]

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Sep 11th, 2010 Updates

Please Pray for theWomen

My heart broke last night when I read this report: It seems the rapes of women, young girls and boys in the Congo by the armies present there are not limited to North Kivu.  Uvira, a town in South Kivu was specifically mentioned.  Some of our women are from Uvira.  And Nayngezi lies between […]

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Sep 10th, 2010 Updates

Updates from Flory and upcoming Rwanda Experience

So this has been a busy week. I was contacted earlier this week by a friend of a friend who was given an opportunity to travel to Rwanda with her husband. Her husband will be doing some teaching, and she was given permission to try to work with the local women to educate them about […]

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Jun 18th, 2010 Updates

All Moved In

As I type this, my family is all soundly asleep in our new home – a small apartment in Atlanta. It has been a crazy six weeks, but we are here and our things are unpacked. The kids were able to spend a few days at school; Jeff is accustoming himself to work from home […]

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Are you on Facebook?

I was excited to find Georgette on Facebook. There is no electricity or internet in Nayngezi, so she only has access when she travels into Bukavu. But she is on Facebook and you can give her encouragement that way! The easiest way is probably to follow this link:;=ts

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Oct 28th, 2009 Updates

Website about the Clinics

Flory sent me a link to the new website describing the health work that continues. Check it out:

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News From Georgette

Tammy and I were very excited to find an email this morning from a friend who had spoken to Georgette. The email we had hoped to use to speak with Georgette did not work properly, so we have only received updates through Flory. With my school schedule being so hectic, we haven’t been able to […]


Mar 27th, 2009 Updates

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