Jazmen Draper IS615 Dr. Fancher February 15, 2016 Why Does God Allow Suffering and Injustice? I would not say my parents were atheist, but the topic of God, prayer, and the Bible was not discussed during my adolescent years. Jesus definitely was not a topic of concern. I found myself unmarried and having a … More Why Does God Allow Suffering and Injustice?
Last week was rough. It was sad and difficult to read about the events taking place in the world. People were shot and killed by cops. Cops, who were protecting people, were killed because of hate and anger. In south Sudan things are worsening. Innocent people in many countries are dying because of hate, greed, … More Last week
I work cross-culturally with friends in Uganda. I share life with people living in America but from Iraq, Iran, and Rwanda. I take classes with wonderful people from different countries such as Guam, Guatemala, Sudan, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, and Myanmar. We all have life stories and we may even have testimonies of how Jesus opened our … More A Short Word
When I tell people my MA degree will be in global development and justice, I usually get a puzzled look or the questions – what will you do with that? or What do you want to do? ‘global’ – I can work locally or internationally ‘development’ – holistic transformational development and sustainability ‘justice’ – poverty … More A degree in development & justice?
Jazmen Draper Dr. Burch IS501 18 December 2015 Barriers in Education The focus of my research will be on children within the field of transformational development, specifically focusing on barriers that affect children’s education in the Majority world. I will first tell why this issue is important to me and lay a Theological foundation. To … More Barriers in Education
Social Inequality: Bringing Hope and Justice to Mafubira IS505: Introduction to Advocacy and Justice Studies Jazmen Draper Word Count: 2,655 November 11, 2015 In this paper, I will argue that transformational development is possible in Mafubira, Uganda where adults and children live in material and spiritual poverty. Many children suffer from inadequate health care and … More Social Inequality: Bringing Hope and Justice
Children as Particles not Cogs IS642: Theology of Cultural Engagement – Multnomah University Jazmen Draper Word Count: 2586 April 11, 2016 In this paper, I will argue that children no matter where they live should be treated as valuable and worthy of our attention and resources. Children are not cogs in a machine, but rather … More Children as Particles not Cogs
December 2016 Someone asked if the building has been completed. The building that will serve as a clinic and children’s home, is still not complete. There is still work to do on the inside and some on the outside. We have been focusing on donations going to feed, house, clothe, and educate the children. We … More What are we up to in Mafubria, Uganda? May to Dec. 2016
2016 started off with a 2-week break from school. Once school started back January 11 th, life was busy but good. I like thanking God for each day. When we are thankful it makes life so much better! It helps to put things into perspective. I was taking 4 classes. A research class and … More 2016 (the first 6 months)
Written February 15, 2015 I found out Lufafa likes playing cards so I sent him a deck for his birthday. Not just any deck, but a deck hand drawn by a local Portland artist. Pictures of local points of interest in Portland. It took the small package 35 days to reach him! (Lufafa left and … More “Knowledge without Supplies is Nothing”