Tag Archives: FGM

Through the words of Lilian

Friday night, April 17, 2015 I was honored to be the opening speaker for the World Vision For Every Child conference.  I shared the story of Kenya, how I was called there and all that I’ve been a witness to over … Continue reading

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Graduation 2014

Time to let them go … “You are seeds, ready to be planted in this world ” declared Caroline Menach, Principal at St. Elizabeth Girls Secondary School and chief overseer and life mentor to these amazing young ladies. And with … Continue reading

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Tipet: 2 years later

August 5, 2014 – I arrived in Tipet exactly two years to the day since my last visit (see Sept 7, 2012 blog post). The experience to travel there was much the same:  a long and difficult 2 1/2 hr journey over … Continue reading

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In Just Four Short Years

“Our visitors we request you to support our education.  As you see, ah we are clever.  We are struggling for a better life.”  September, 2009 This is the opening line to a song sung to me four years ago by … Continue reading

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Profound

Profound This is the word that keeps repeating in my mind as I reflect on this last trip to Kenya.  Tangible, palpable are the other two words.   As I’ve shared my trip experiences over the past few weeks, my hands … Continue reading

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One girl’s story: “I want to succeed so I can help those I left behind”

I continue to be incredibly moved by the courage and bravery of the girls who refuse to undergo genital mutilation in Pokot.  The story below is about one of these girls, and how her life is transforming at St. Elizabeth Girls Secondary School.  … Continue reading

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