My Visit to a Leprosy Colony

Recently I had the privilege visiting a leper colony in South Asia. It was the best experience I have ever had! I saw many things – things that broke my heart and things that filled me with joy. When I first arrived at the leprosy ministry I sat down in front of the lepers, and […]

Landon’s Webb’s Story – the fifth estate

>>Good evening. I’m Mark Kelley. Sometimes we come across people so compelling, their stories so powerful that it’s best they tell it all in their own words. That’s what happened when we began looking into a law in Nova Scotia that allows parents to declare their adult children mentally incompetent and get guardianship over them. […]

I’ve Had 3 Foster Families, And I’ve Seen Things

Hello, my name is Chloe and since my mother died, I was forced to change foster families a few times, and honestly, those were a tough couple of years. My Mom was a nice person when she wasn’t drinking. The problem was that she was drinking almost all the time. Honestly, everyone in our family […]

Oral Histories: 50 Years of UC San Diego School of Medicine (John West)

So my name’s John West and I made my first visit to UCSD way back in 1968. Not too many people around from that period. And the reason was that they were looking for somebody, this is right at the beginning of the medical school, of course, the first students began in 1968, somebody who […]

1,226 Leprosy Colonies Visited and Cared for in 2018

In 2018, GFA supported workers were able to minister to over 1,200 leprosy colonies in Asia. I was really impacted by a story that I’ve heard about one of our GFA workers in the leprosy colony. Her name is Sakshi, she actually was diagnosed with leprosy when she was just a teenager. When people are […]

Discovering a Spanish settlement founded long before Roanoke’s Lost Colony | UNC-TV Science

So this is a a piece of paper pottery huge discoveries are often made from the smallest and most seemingly insignificant vitamins comes from a a small char through which are either be used for sabes or ointment little medicine jar and its very easly David to permit too late sixteenth-century analysis if the chemical […]

What was Bismarck’s Opinion about German Colonies? | NYK

Otto von Bismarck’s opinion regarding German colonies changed more than once during his time as chancellor. Prior to the unification of Germany, Prussia was several times in the position to gain control of land outside Europe. One reason as to why that never happened was Bismarck’s dislike for colonial conquest. In a letter, he explained […]

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Near the end of the 16th century, a man by the name of John White embarked on a transatlantic voyage. His destination was the island of Roanoke along the southeastern coast of North America. On this island, White had established an English colony some three years before and he was now returning to resume his […]

Personal Histories: Marcellus Turner on Kerry James Marshall

Hi, I’m Marcellus Turner and I am the City Librarian for the Seattle Public Library and I am touring “Figuring History” here at the Seattle Art Museum. I’m standing here in front of “School of Beauty, School of Culture” a piece by Kerry James Marshall. When I came into the exhibit I was looking at […]

Shafia family murders : House of Shafia (2012) – the fifth estate

>>EVEN NOW, IT IS TERRIFYING TO IMAGINE WHAT THEY MUST HAVE BEEN THINKING. IT WAS THE LAST DAY OF JUNE 2009, THE END OF A LONG DAY AND A LONG DRIVE. AS THE CAR MOVED CLOSER TO THE WATER, DID THEY KNOW WHAT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN? DID THEY STRUGGLE? DID THEY SCREAM? WERE THEY […]