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That’s nuts

  Photo by Felix Chagnon. by Elaine Bombay As you walk through Palorinya Refugee Settlement, or really most places in eastern Africa, you'll see plenty of peanuts growing in the gardens. More commonly called ground nuts or g-nuts, they are an inexpensive source of protein. Women gather together to sort and clean the

When elephants fight

The past few years in The Republic of Sudan have been tense. Since President Omar al-Bashir was deposed in 2019, there have been several “transitional” governments and plenty of people vying for power. The latest fighting stems from a conflict between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (formerly known as the Janjaweed

Because you gave, they can eat

Because you gave, Juma was able to plant a garden. Juma’s family has three adults and six children. He said, “It was very difficult for the family because we were lacking seeds to plants and farm tools, like hoes. The food received from the UNHCR (the UN refugee agency) is very small and

Why give to the poor?

Charities and giving to the poor have always been a part of our society. It has grown out of the biblical ethic which says it’s good to be generous and bad to be selfish. Unfortunately, generosity has dwindled, and selfishness has grown. Yet, we still have the poor. And those who call themselves “Christian” are

What’s Your Motive?

What's Your Motive? There is an interesting statement in the Bible about the book publishing business. It says, “Of making many books, there is no end.” (Ecclesiastes 12:12). Of asking for charitable funds, there also seems to be no end. What then should the Christian do? She certainly can’t give to every ministry which asks!

This is what your gift does

Konya Rose was a community development worker in South Sudan before she and her children had to flee to Uganda. Among the many challenges she now faces is the problem of food. The UN provides the family with beans and maize. However she noticed that her family's health was changing because of the lack of

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