“You’re a survivor and you’re going to a be a survivor.”

In the midst of preparing for the i-ACT team’s departure this morning, I received this deeply touching video from our Armenian friends at In His Shoes, and their inspiring community. I cried through the entire video. At the end, I felt sorrow but also renewed commitment.

These are messages, Greetings of Hope, from one community of genocide survivors to another. From children who can say “My parents were married in a refugee camp” to children struggling to survive in a camp. From a woman whose “…grandparents walked through the desert” to a the mother who buried her baby on the journey from Darfur to Chad.

“I am a genocide survivor, like you. What happened to you happened to me…”

The i-ACT team will show these messages to the Darfuri refugees during i-ACT Expedition #10 and we collect their responses and share them with In His Shoes and the Armenian community.

Katie-Jay keeps i-ACT running on several levels. Much of her work entails coordinating partnerships with other grassroots organizations and implementing the campaigns developed by Gabriel and seeing through the details. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Sociology and a focus on Community Development. She has previously worked as a community organizer in Thailand, Guatemala, and with grassroots organizations across the United States.

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  1. I can honestly say that hope is one of the main things that help people in refugee camps. I pray for their health and safety.

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