Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Link Love

Below are some thought provoking, inspiring posts that I've recently enjoyed.  They were too good to keep to myself.  Happy reading!

{{Mission Work Posts}}

Thinking Through Short Term Missions
by Tara Livesay (the girl has been on a roll, knocking out some top-notch posts).
She offers honest thoughts about how short term mission work can do more harm than good.  Before signing up for a mission trip, I'd read this post.

Are Short Term Mission Trips the Answer?
I wrote this post last semester.  I'm only including it because the comments from long-term missionaries were fascinating.  I learned a lot.

Harbor House, the People, The Place
by Tara Livesay
For those of you who have fallen in love with the young mothers who live at the Harbor House, this post introduces everyone involved.  So many of you gave money and shopped for the Harbor House.  We're slowly beginning to get some of the boxes you shipped.  We're incredibly grateful.

Laboring Against Superstitions
by Beth McHoul
A few days ago the Heartline staff had to transport a mother to the hospital for an emergency c-section.  It was the day Aristide arrived.  Traffic was a nightmare.  We were begging people to pray.  Beth tells the story and gives more information.  Apparently there was some sort of voo-doo involved that caused the mother to go into labor.  The baby is still not doing well.  This will give you a good idea of what we're up against in this country.

Haiti Can Be a Dangerous Place
by John McHoul
Wondering if it's safe to come to Haiti?  Long-term missionary, John McHoul gives a perfect answer.

{{Adoption Posts}}

Courage, Fear, and Adoption
A post by Staci King about adoption and infertility that will make you think and possibly make some people uncomfortable.

A Letter to Grandparents of Children with RAD
RAD stands for Reactive Attachment Disorder.  Children who have been through trauma and/or been adopted out of orphanages or the foster care system are at risk for RAD.  This is an honest, wonderful post about a grandmother with a grandchild adopted from Ethiopia.  Christine's blog is one of the few that speaks openly and honestly about parenting children with RAD. 

{{Fair Trade/Responsible Shopping}}

The people at Trade as One are doing a phenomenal job raising awareness and offering education about modern day slavery and how that affects the items we purchase at the store.  If you've ever wanted to learn more about fair trade or responsible consumerism, I highly recommend that you spend some time reading the last several posts at the Trade as One website.   

1 comment:

Tasha Via said...

Thanks for the links! Always looking for some good reads.

I absolutely LOVE reading your blog. It give us hope for when we get to Uganda with our family. So many uncertainties and unfamiliarities but the Lord is gracious and consistent. Thank you for sharing your life with us in the blogosphere!