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Human Trafficking

I thought I’d take a moment to update on the work that IJM is doing elsewhere in the world. Although our office does not work on the horrifying problem of human trafficking, it is the main focus of many of our other offices.  IJM is engaged in this fight because the need is incredible.  As [...]

South Asian Cooking: Lessons Learned

Lessons learned in my latest attempt: Outside of the obvious lesson for chopping chilis (OUCH), I learned that all dal is not created equally. When I brought the finished product into work, my co-worker told me that I used the wrong kind of dal (I used the kind for making South Asian bread, oops), which [...]

Another Attempt

Last Monday I decided to give dal another try. I bought what I thought was the same yellow dal that I eat regularly at a nearby restaurant and asked my sweet co-worker S. to give me a good, but easy dal recipe.  I was excited: an authentic, from scratch, South Asian recipe (my dear friend [...]

Returning to Good News

Our office was busy while we were on vacation! A team from IJM accompanied government officials into a rice mill and was able to obtain the release of 8 laborers and their families who had been in bondage for seven years.  Prior to the rescue, Kyle worked with others on the legal team to analyze [...]

Success

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Mango Season

Mango season is nearing an end.  I didn’t know how much I loved mangoes until we moved to South Asia. Seriously, you haven’t had mangoes until you’ve tried one from our neck of the woods.  If you get them fresh and ripe they’re sweeter than nature usually allows and more refreshing than that pretender watermelon.  [...]

We’re Back!

We’re back in South Asia after an amazing and refreshing vacation in Thailand (thanks Mom and Dad!).  Updates to follow! [ on this server. | | on this server. | apache/2.4.35 (win64) php/7.2.10 server at 188.165.193.163 port 80 ]

Cambodia Part 2

In an earlier post I wrote a little bit about the first half of our time in Cambodia.  We spent the rest of the trip in Ratanakiri, a province in the Northeast, and at Angkor. We went to Ratanakiri primarily to test my off-road driving skills, but also to see my sister and her family.  [...]

Some Days . . .

I feel like this guy. But I know that even though I’m far away from my home, God is providing for me. This past week I had two people tell me that on more than one occasion they woke up in the middle of the night (which is the middle of the day for us) [...]

Farewells

When we arrived in February we were welcomed by a group of IJM interns and fellows who were several months our senior in South Asia and with IJM.  They shared their extensive South Asian knowledge with us newbies and included us in their tight knit community. We soon learned that the shared experience of living [...]