My guest column in the Delaware County Daily Times ran today. I wrote about the impact of cuts to life-saving programs such as PEPFAR and The Global Fund. I shared about the wonderful ministry partnership that the SEPA Synod shares with our partner synod in Tanzania (particularly the success of SeKUCo):
My church in Havertown, along with other congregations across the Delaware Valley, has successfully worked alongside people in Africa to establish a college that now provides the kind of education that helps create freedom from extreme poverty and preventable diseases. In December, the first class of graduates was sent out to make a difference in the world. The incredible challenges they face will become terribly worse if the U.S. commitment to Africa is not kept in the same way the commitments by the graduates, churches and individuals have all been kept.