Tag «Congo 2008»

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: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/04/world/africa/04congo.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss My heart breaks for these women.  I pray for strength for the midwives, for my friends.

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 …

Please Pray for theWomen

My heart broke last night when I read this report: http://www.newsmeat.com/news/meat.php?articleId=82819607&channelId=2951&buyerId=newsmeatcom&buid=3281 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 …

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: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1777705894&ref;=ts

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 …

Teaching in Multiple Languages

I was really curious how the teaching would go, knowing the women who were coming would be from at least three different countries. As it turned out we had women speaking four languages attend, but most of them knew at least Swahili. The funniest day was Sunday, when Flory hosted a church service for the …