Illustration by Mark Fredrickson

Walking in the dark

Q&A | Living amid pandemics, violence, and medical shortages in Burundi
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/02/20, 04:10 pm

Dr. Eric McLaughlin is a family medicine doctor at Kibuye Hope Hospital in Burundi, where he has served with his wife Dr. Rachel McLaughlin, an obstetrician, for the last seven years. I spent several weeks with them at their rural teaching hospital, which in recent years has grown tremendously in patient volume. Rachel is constantly on call to perform C-sections. Eric faces regular malaria epidemics and treats a host of other internal diseases, with little diagnostic testing available.

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Warrior follows through gates of splendor

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/29/20, 07:14 pm

Mincaye, one of the Waodani warriors who attacked and killed Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, and three other American missionaries in 1956, died on Tuesday in his home village in Ecuador. He was between 88 and 91 years old. Mincaye converted to Christianity and became known for preaching to other tribes in the region. Jim Elliot’s wife, Elisabeth, memorialized the story in her book Through Gates of Splendor, which later became a movie.

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Witnessing in place

Missions | Coronavirus lockdowns have radically changed the nature of missions overseas, but cut-off-from-home missionaries say they still have work to do
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/20/20, 06:31 pm

In a world turned upside down, Kristiina Day greets another morning by prepping to teach her students online at an international school in Madrid. 

Georgi Dugulescu dons protective gear, gloves, and a face shield before she heads out on food deliveries to elderly residents in Timisoara, Romania.

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