Judy Palpant: Wailin’ Mamas

Posted on 08. Feb, 2016 by in Blog

My heart exults and praises sing To Him that heard my wailing voice. My winter’s past, my storms, are gone, And former clouds seem now all fled. But if they must eclipse again, I’ll run where I was succored.—Ann Bradstreet in the poem: “May 13, 1657” I carry my children in my throat. The lump […]

Crumbs from Elisabeth Elliot’s Table

Posted on 21. Sep, 2015 by in Blog

God’s work is never done under prime conditions. It is never what you expected. It is infinitely more glorious. – Elisabeth Elliot My favorite photo of Elisabeth is in her book “The Savage My Kinsman.” Still living with the Quichuas in Ecuador, she is sitting at a table, her head bowed in prayer, elbows resting […]

Judy Palpant: Power Walking

Posted on 29. Apr, 2015 by in Blog

To journey without changing is to be a nomad. To change without journeying is to be a chameleon. To journey and to be transformed by the journey is to be a pilgrim. ~ Mark Nepo, “The Exquisite Risk” She stood as still as a statue. Her clothes smelled of smoke. Gray lines streaked her face […]

This Man Risked It All to Change Uganda’s Energy Destiny

Posted on 27. Dec, 2014 by in Blog, Uganda

National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer and social entrepreneur Sanga Moses quit his job, sold his possessions, and braved ridicule and rejection to launch a clean, sustainable energy initiative in Uganda. Called Eco-Fuel Africa, the program tackles energy, food, and health issues in Uganda to help people and the environment. Click here to read more about Sanga Moses and […]

Judy Palpant: Everlasting Shade

Posted on 13. Nov, 2014 by in Africa-America Dialog, Blog

Everlasting Shade     “The Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.” Psalm 121:5 “The Traveler’s Psalm” Emerson said, “Friendship is a sheltering tree.” It is also true in reverse. A tree is a sheltering friend. We lost our shading patriarch […]

Judy Palpant: Fed Up

Posted on 12. May, 2014 by in Africa-America Dialog, Blog

Fed Up   He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew robust… –Emily Dickinson   Early in his presidency, the infamous Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was invited to England by Queen Elizabeth. After a state dinner at Buckingham Palace, he reportedly said, Thank you, Mr. Queen. I have eaten and I’m fed up. […]

Judy Palpant: Tea Mobile

Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by in Africa-America Dialog, Blog

Tea Mobile Over tea we built trust. I was shown the social topography that I needed to navigate to become relevant and useful to the community. Operating at eye level…face to face.–Aaron Ausland writes of his early days in Bolivia with the Mennonite Central Committee in “Staying for Tea”* She caught me red-eyed from crying, […]

Judy Palpant: Voice Recognition

Posted on 04. Mar, 2014 by in Africa-America Dialog, Blog

Voice Recognition “To hear Thee: only the terrified heart may truly listen…” Rachel Korn, holocaust survivor in her poem, “Keep Hidden from Me” “Don’t go to Africa,” they said to us. “You’ll never see your husband. He’ll be consumed by constant medical needs.” “Your children will be at risk of getting malaria.” “Why go to […]

Africa Fund Annual Report for 2013

Posted on 06. Feb, 2014 by in Blog

The Africa Fund projects have remained essentially unchanged over this past year in 2013.  Our core purposes remain unchanged, that is to foster Christian leadership development of African nationals through educational sponsorships, improved health resources, teaching outreach, sustainable development projects and acts of mercy for the poor. Projects 2013 Uganda Bread of Life Evangelistic Association […]

Judy Palpant: Transitions

Posted on 25. Oct, 2013 by in Africa-America Dialog, Blog

Though I Have Fallen O Divine Love, conceal yourself, leap over our suffering, make us obedient! Mystify us, arouse and confuse us. Shatter all our illusions and plans so that we lose our way, and see neither path nor light until we have found you…–Jean Pierre de Caussade, around 1735, while serving as spiritual director […]