Tuesday, April 10, 2007

On the Road

There are too many important things going on in the world for us not to be posting. My, my, my. Where have we been? We've been to New York, D.C., Prague, and Vienna. We've unpacked box after box of books, sent a computer in to be repaired only to find that it never was, written articles for journals, dreamed humongous dreams, and longed for jobs at the UN.

Where are we know? Still dreaming and currently shaking our heads at the inappropriate conversations taking place on t.v., radio, and in movies. This week has reminded me of the power of the collective voice. It is time to speak out and be loud about issues that matter.

Two weeks ago I was the missionary speaker at a youth girls event in Virginia. I love Acteens! They are funny and smart and full of life. They have so much to offer our world. I look forward to working with these powerful young women in the near future for they are going places.

While there I shared with them stories about women around the world. We watched the short film on the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. Many asked for the link to the film. Here is a list of resources, including the film, that were discussed during the weekend:

A Walk to Beautiful (film shown on Sunday morning)
Freeset Bags
Kiva, Loans That Change Lives
The Protection Project (anti-trafficking resources)
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

And for all of you high school juniors and seniors looking for colleges, browse the website of the Christian Women's Leadership Center at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.

We would love an update on all of you. We've missed your greatness.

PS The photo is of the back of my car filled with birthing kits collected by Virginia Acteens. Way to go group!


Blogger Meg said...

whoo-hoo! you're back!

4:53 PM  

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