History can't be healed, but it can be remembered and those of us who care to, can bear responsibility for some of its effect.  That's what I believe we were doing in Lunna.  We were doing a small act of kindness for people who were murdered, tending to the graves of their ancestors.  So much of our daily lives is self-centered.  So many things we do are for our own preservation.  I am immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to do something physical and hopeful for others.

Then there was the experience of traveling with the students!  Such smart, strong, committed young adults - what a privilege to be in their company for two weeks!

My constant prayer is for peace and my deepest hope is for an end to violence.  Thank you for the opportunity to work on both of these goals in Belarus.

 Carla Bailey
Advisor