Meet Our New Vision & Call Interns!

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 by Audrey Milicevic
We are thrilled to introduce you to the two new interns joining us for the inaugural year of our Vision & Call internship program. For the next nine months, Amanda Wojcinski and Faith Donels will be assisting both the engagement and marketing departments, and having a lot of fun along the way. Who run the […]

Blood:Water Welcomes New Executive Director, Stan Doerr

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 by Erin Todd
We are excited to announce that Stan Doerr has joined the Blood:Water family as our new Executive Director. Toward the end of 2015, we initiated a thorough search process with a team including board and staff, and as we narrowed our focus this summer, Stan was the unanimous pick. He stood above the rest for […]

Travel with Us to Zambia this Fall

Posted on Aug 09, 2016 by Audrey Milicevic
Are you interested in traveling to Africa with Blood:Water? This fall, we are taking a Vision Trip to Ndola, Zambia, and we would love for you to join us to see what is happening because of your faithful support! While in Ndola, we will visit our local African partner, Seeds of Hope International Partnerships, to […]

Ready for the Next Dance

Posted on Aug 05, 2016 by Erin Todd
Our second annual Partner Summit wrapped up today in Nairobi. Throughout the week, we focused on ways to be adaptable in response to the ever-changing environments of dynamic organizations. Our theme was an African proverb: When the music changes so does the dance. In staying with this theme, each of our partners presented Wednesday on […]

When the Music Changes

Posted on Aug 02, 2016 by Erin Todd
Yesterday marked the kickoff of our second annual Partner Summit! Representatives from our partners working in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia, and our two newest partners from Malawi and Mozambique have gathered in Nairobi for a week of collaborative learning. When the Partner Summit launched last year, it was dream come true for Blood:Water. […]

The Difference You’ve Made for Dominah

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 by Audrey Milicevic
It’s hard to imagine life without water. It’s intertwined with our existence every single day. Dominah and her children’s lives were changed forever when they received access to clean water for the first time, but no one deserves the long wait and endless worry she and so many others experienced before having access.   After […]

Blood:Water Book Club: “The Poisonwood Bible,” Section 7

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 by Erin Todd
Summary In Book Five: Exodus and Book Six: Song of the Three Children, we can see how differently the Price sisters have all chosen to see their pasts and move forward, and how their philosophies have been shaped over time. Adah studies viruses and has made important discoveries related to Ebola and AIDS. Along the […]

Cups for a Cause: Lemon:Aid Success Story

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 by Audrey Milicevic
Our friend, Victoria, heard about Lemon:Aid on the radio, and decided she wanted to help people in Africa like her pen-pal, Petronious! After a late night building the stand and a hot Friday selling lemonade, she not only reached her fundraising goal of $100, but she exceeded it with the help of a generous matching […]

Blood:Water Book Club: “The Poisonwood Bible,” Section 6

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 by Erin Todd
Summary In this section of Book Five: Exodus, we see the Price family dealing with the loss of Ruth May. As soon as she dies, Orleanna has to keep moving, and marches straight out of Kilanga with her remaining daughters. When they finally reach Bulungu, Rachel finds Eeben Axelroot and leaves with him for South […]

Blood:Water Book Club: “The Poisonwood Bible,” Section 5

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 by Erin Todd
Summary In Book Four: Bel and the Serpent, the girls recount the things that were lost: the villages’ faith in Jesus, the peace in the community, Leah’s respect for her father and his preaching, and the life of dear Ruth May. When Tata Ndu chooses to utilize the white man’s invention of election to conduct […]

Building Relationships on a Philanthropic Journey

Posted on Jul 08, 2016 by Kristin Flow
As is the case for the majority of internships, I really didn’t know what to expect coming into the position as the engagement intern for Blood:Water.  You can read the internship description, but those words often don’t do the actual living experience justice. When I read the engagement internship description and talked with the engagement […]

Blood:Water Book Club: “The Poisonwood Bible,” Section 4

Posted on Jul 05, 2016 by Erin Todd
Summary In the second half of Book Three: The Judges, Tata Ndu offers to marry Rachel, so the Prices arrange an agreement with Eeben Axelroot to make people think he and Rachel are engaged. Even Nathan has learned that when Tata Ndu presents an idea, it has already been decided upon by the entire village […]

Classy Collaborative: A Week Among Incredible Social Innovators

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by Audrey Milicevic
Two weeks ago today, I flew home to Nashville, Tenn., after attending the Collaborative conference in Boston, Mass. Blood:Water was nominated as a Classy Awards finalist for our programming in the integration of HIV/AIDS and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), and I was fortunate enough to represent our team along with our interim executive director, […]

Blood:Water Book Club: “The Poisonwood Bible,” Section 3

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 by Audrey Milicevic
Summary In Book Three: Judges, we see the slow start of an uprising against Reverend Price’s tyranny. The section begins with Orleanna’s point of view, and she shares exactly how Reverend Price came to be a religious extremist instead of the handsome preacher she first met. His involvement in World War II, and his guilt […]

Responding to a Beloved Friend’s Dream

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 by Erin Todd
Excerpt from “One Thousand Wells”: “As Milton, Joel, and I stood upon the expanse of the barren land, we could see it. We could see the clinic that would bring hope to a community wrought with loss. A place that would save lives and equip men, women, and children with knowledge, health care, and medicine. […]

Blood:Water Book Club: “The Poisonwood Bible,” Section 2

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 by Erin Todd
Summary Book Two: The Revelation raises the stakes for the characters by turning each of their desires on their heads. Leah wants her father’s approval; he continually punishes her. Rachel wants to go home and be a 20th century teenager; she’s left to swelter in the heat of the Congo. Ruth May wants to have […]

Blood:Water Book Club: “The Poisonwood Bible,” Section 1

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 by Erin Todd
Summary Book One: Genesis opens with a reflection from Orleanna Price on the time she and her family spent in the Congo, as well as the consequences of what happened there. When talking about the way the reader will view her and her daughters, she warns, “Be careful. Later on you’ll have to decide what […]

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