Author Archives: Bruce Carr

A President Continuing to Serve the Developing World

Jimmy Carter is the only former U.S. President who still helps build houses (Habitat for Humanity) in many of the world’s impoverished places, funds research for fighting a tropical disease called river blindness, and still teaches Sunday school at his … Continue reading

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All We Have Left is the Blue Sky

As you probably know, Haiti is by far the most materially impoverished country in the Western Hemisphere and is among the most impoverished worldwide. Haitians have shorter life expectancy, must deal with more health issues, lack schools, often do not … Continue reading

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Circling the Globe for Christ

The church to which my wife and I belong is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches/USA and the American Baptist Churches of Michigan. As you can probably guess, we are in Michigan. A little over 200 years ago (1812), Adoniram … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Cell Phone or a Flush Toilet?

If you live in a developed country, this would seem like a stupid question because you probably have both. However, according to a 2013 United Nations report, only 4.5 billion of the world’s 7.2 billion people have a flush toilet … Continue reading

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Ebola, Empathy, and Equipping

Tonight (August 4, 2014) the lead story on NBC World News was about how the deadly Ebola virus is sweeping through much of West Africa. At the present time, there is no cure for it. The primary focus was on … Continue reading

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Finding Another Bruce Who Writes Blogs

Like many of you, sometimes while doing an internet search for something I find another item of equal, if not greater, interest than my original quest. Such was the case recently while looking through the website of the Accord Network … Continue reading

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Finding Another Super

There are many uses of the word “super.” Boys in the U.S. like to wear shirts that say “Superman.” Girls wear “Superwoman” shirts. The biggest football game in America is called the Super Bowl. Sometimes huge hurricanes are called “super … Continue reading

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Foreign Assistance: Why It Works and Why We Gotta Do More

Unlike the other blogs in this category, I (Bruce Carr) did not write it. Instead it was written by Rev. Noel Andersen of Church World Service on February 24, 2015, and I am quoting, summarizing or paraphrasing what he said. … Continue reading

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God’s Orchestra

A few years ago I saw this on Mission Aviation Fellowship’s website: “For each of us, God’s call takes on a slightly different form. Just as an orchestra blends different instruments to produce a symphony, the ministry of reaching isolated … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Been to a Dentist?

If you ask this question to someone in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, or most other parts of the so-called “developed world,” the answer almost certainly would be yes. I have had well over 100 dental visits–perhaps … Continue reading

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