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African Rice Heart by Emily Wilkens

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Twenty-two-year-old Emily Wilkens enters an African village for six months as a volunteer nurse. Tighten your seat belt. This book will wake you upto life, sheer, unadulterated life.

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Eugene Peterson writes, "Tighten your seat belt. This book will wake you up—to life, sheer, unadulterated life. Twenty-two-year-old Emily Wilkens enters an African village for six months as a volunteer nurse. In a world of sickness and poverty, she experiences delivering babies and tending to victims in a massacre, skinny-dipping in a dirty river, and living with a family of nineteen.

She exuberantly embraces ... the village and its people with a zest that wakes the reader to the beauty of all life as a gift of God. The writing is fresh and unpretentious—without a trace of condescension. Getting ready to leave for home she writes, "I don't see poverty much anymore. I used to see it all the time." And the subtext? God "working to weave us together ... He is the link and He is the flow between.""

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Emily Wilkens

Emily Wilken's great-grandma was both a snake charmer and the sword box lady in the circus. She smuggled a baby in from Mexico, raised chickens, worked as a beautician, and lived until she was 96. At 24, Emily looks up to her great-grandma and believes there's still time! She recently returned from a second trip to Chad where she worked with a malnutrition program and lived with Jolie and Samedi's family again. Emily loves sewing T-shirts, drinking tea, walking places, swimming in the lakes and playing in the mountains of North Idaho, writing poems, making music, and learning about new cultures and subcultures. In 2005, when Emily was 19, she lived in the CZ and taught ESL to post high-school students.

Emily says: It's those experiences where you're eating bugs and discovering new mountains with others, the times where you're learning new dances and new ways to survive and thrive on this earth, it's those times that expand our hearts and make room for others to live as they do, make room for us to love them.

Emily graduated from Walla Walla University and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Nutrition.