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“I WILL NOT BE SILENT.”—An Urgent Appeal from South Sudan

Posted on January 27, 2017

“I will not be silent.”

These are the words Dr. Celestin Musekura stated after returning from his most recent trip to South Sudan. He went on to explain, “I can never forget how Rwanda was abandoned by the world at its most desperate moment. The ...

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Rewrite the Story

Posted on January 27, 2017

Everyone has a story. At ALARM, our story will forever be tied to the nation of Rwanda.

ALARM’s story began in 1994 at the end of the Rwandan Genocide, when my home country was in its darkest days. As I expressed in the opening chapter of Forgiving as ...

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Embracing a Heart for Africa

Posted on December 06, 2016

 

 

Eight years ago, my hard heart towards Africa began to soften. 

Before meeting Celestin Musekura and seeing the work of ALARM, I believed Africa would always have an insatiable need for countless charities to provide orphan-care, clean-water wells, ...

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A Conversation with Rev. Hagai

Posted on October 06, 2016

In September, we had the privilege of formally welcoming our newest Tanzania country director, Rev. Emmanuel Hagai, to the ALARM family. As an ordained minister, Rev. Hagai spent 10 years as a local pastor in both Temeke and Mwanaghati and received his theological training at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA. In addition to his responsibilities as Tanzania country ...

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Coming To The Table

Posted on October 03, 2016

In July, violence once again erupted in Juba, South Sudan. Three hundred people were killed and tens of thousands fled their homes. ALARM’s staff wasn’t exempt from the violence. One colleague had a rocket shot through his house and explode next door, killing his neighbor. The war-weary city was on edge.   It was ...

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