Californian Sunsets

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When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Visiting the Falls

Niagara Falls

I’m facing Niagara Falls – the wind and the mist and the dark and the peregrine falcons – and I’m going to stay focused on the other side.

I love waterfalls and their natural beauty.  Over the years, I’ve enjoyed trips specifically to see the water forcefully rush or trickle down, feel the mist on my face or the water between my toes, and listen to the rush or calmness of the water passing by.  I enjoy exploring their banks, reading beside them, enjoying them with good friends.  Below are a few of my favorite photos from the years.

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Friends of Fred: Success Story Indeed!

Fred brochure

Fred was recently featured in the HCG, The Specialist in Cancer Care, brochure!  Those of us who know Fred personally are extremely grateful for everyone’s financial support which allowed him to have the liver transplant and that Fred is doing well back in Uganda living life with his biological family and Peace Corps family.

Below is the insert in the brochure about Fred:

“SUCCESS STORIES
When a son gave life back to his father 45-year-old Frederick came to us with fever, jaundice and pain in the abdomen. After a series of scans, we diagnosed him with sclerosing cholangitis – a disease of the bile ducts in the liver. His son, who had just turned 18, donated a part of his liver for the surgery. After a successful twelve-and-a-half-hour long surgery, Frederick had recovered, and was able to go home with his son within nine days of surgery.”

 

Struggling with Justice

Below is a chapter from my book  “One of Us: Sex, violence, injustice. Resilience, love, hope.”

Day 272 since the incident: Friday, August 5, 2011

Pader, Northern Uganda

On Friday, August 5th, I walked 15 minutes to the school to see the Senior 4 students.  The majority of them stay in two side by side dorm rooms.  I went inside the first and the girls happily greeted me.  We talked about them sitting for exams next term and when they would go home for holiday.

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Coming Together for Our Peace Corps Family

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I have always felt appreciative of my Peace Corps family but not until recently have I seen or understood quite the power and support we provide each other.  Somehow, between having a man who is well loved and respected, combined with an official email sent to PC Global and reaching out to our friends at the State Department, and making the story personal while using social media, we raised over $15,000 in a matter of 10 days!

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Sandi Giver rebuilds lives, empowers victims of war in Africa

Sandi Giver

KOKOMO, Ind. — Sandi Giver’s heart for helping those in greatest need takes her to places most people fear to go.

She’s lived without electricity and water in war-torn Uganda, providing a mother’s love to teen girls rebuilding lives shattered by civil war. In the slums of India, she ministered to women forced into prostitution, helping them into dignified employment that allows them to escape poverty.

And she did all of this before her 28th birthday.

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Angels on Earth – Peace Corps

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Angels on Earth – Peace Corps

There are still Angels on the Earth. Anyone who wants to meet them needs to go to Peace Corps. All Peace Corps Staff at Post and Global and “my Super Volunteers” made me stronger and stronger every day by being so concerned and showing care and love by contributing and giving anything that they had to save my life.  Also, I do extend my thanks to friends, brothers and sisters for all your generous contributions toward saving my life. The James Bond will come back alive. Peace Corps –“Yes We Can”.

Thank you so much for the great job done.

Fred