Claire’s Path to Freedom

Claire’s Path to Freedom

For a barely four-foot-tall woman named Claire, social rejection was a daily reality. The focus of this negative attention was an enormous goiter hanging conspicuously from her neck like a sack of oranges. In the chaos of the street market in Pointe Noire, Congo,...
A Weight Off His Shoulders

A Weight Off His Shoulders

Jean Bosco is a farmer. Just north of Congo’s capital city of Brazzaville, fields bear the mark of his honest labor – hectares of cassava, gardens of blooming eggplant and tomato, and lime and mango trees providing welcoming shade from the African sun. Jean and his...
Mairamou’s New Beginning

Mairamou’s New Beginning

Mairamou should have been excited about her future … a sparkling, joy-filled future. And she had been excited for a while. She and her husband had eagerly anticipated the birth of their first child. But after a long, painful labor, she lost the baby. The tragedy was...