ROY, NEPAL There was one instance of theft that we could not solve—that of operating theatre instruments. All kinds of instruments were disappearing. Even if we had the money, we couldn’t buy this quality within the country. The thief had to be discovered.
JEANELLE, AUSTRALIA Our plans were subject to a few obstacles, which sometimes dragged our spirits down but we still hoped and prayed things would work out.
JEWEL, UGANDA Here’s what I knew about the African continent before I arrived in Uganda with my family.* I pictured a harsh, barren land (as depicted in some documentaries) and having to fetch water from some far away riverbed.
JULIA, TIMOR-LESTE One day at recess, my youngest girl came up to me, a massive smile spread across her face, ad asked me to hold out my hand. “Something for Teecha,” she rasped out in her warm, little voice.
MINDI, MALAWI I’d been losing focus. I was getting frustrated about little things. I was having a hard time being encouraging and patient. Something had to change.