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Amy Medina
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Lover of God, Gil, my kids, and Tanzania.
Lover of God, Gil, my kids, and Tanzania.

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While us white folks celebrate the roots of our equality and freedom, our black neighbors and friends look back at an entirely different history. One of chains and oppression. For hundreds of years. In fact, in our "Christian" nation, their oppression was government and church sanctioned up until as recently as 50 years ago.

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Why We Should Care About Black History
Just a few months ago, Grace asked me what I was reading on my Kindle.  It was If You Can Keep It by Eric Metaxas.  "A book about American history," I told her. She replied, "The history of white people in America or the history of black people?" I was tota...

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It was an exciting week.

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Grace Went to Amani and Lily Turned Eight
Last week was pretty exciting. First, our wonderful, long-time friends drove in for the week.  Imani and her mom stayed with us, and Caleb joined Grace's fifth grade class on their epic 4-day trip to the Amani Rainforest.  This trip is highly anticipated by...

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Some will say, Well, adoptive families wouldn't be able to get away with it if it wasn't okay. Really? Then they obviously have never lived in a developing country before. They have absolutely no idea the depth of the corruption that they are enabling, that they are contributing to, in the name of rescuing a child.

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We Have Not Learned Our Lesson About Adoption Corruption
Sometimes I think I am a glutton for punishment.   I keep clinging onto vestiges of hope that maybe international adoption can work in developing countries.  But I am drawn like a bug to a zapper when I see books like this one: Finding Fernanda:  Two mother...

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Some might surprise you.

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10 Myths about Africa Many Americans Believe
1.  Africa is a country. Geography is a lost subject from where I come from, so let me just remind everyone that Africa is a continent .  A large continent, in fact, as you can see from the diagram below. Source: Kal Krause, “The True Size of Africa” Africa...

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I'm Not Faking the Joy
In the summer of 2003, Gil and I returned from our first term in Tanzania.  We had been broken in just about every way imaginable.  I had been mentally ill for at least a year of our two-year term.  We had been criticized and left on our own in ministry.  W...

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