Carl's Open Road
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10K Miles From Home
Indie: Team 10k Miles from Home (US)
World Outside My Shoes
building schools, chaos, freedom, genocide, helping others, loyalty, mission trip, people, Rwanda, South Africa, trust, volunteering, war
- Was the only American to stay in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide; delivered water, food, supplies to people in need.
- Had the opportunity to volunteer in Africa while he was in college; went to South Africa for a year.
- He started building schools, operating health centers all over the continent.
- He had been in Rwanda for four years when the genocide began; wouldn’t have been able to leave his friends and just say, “I’ll pray for you.”
- Had to stay inside his house at all times for three weeks; “the only people on the streets were the killers.”
- Stresses the Rwandan people were always hospitable, generous to him; his neighbors saved his life on one of the first nights of the raids.
- In 2008, started World Outside My Shoes to share his experiences in Rwanda.
- Tells his students and clergy not to worry about the future: he’s been a teacher, an aid worker, now a pastor, and he’s open to whatever’s next.