Posts in Homeless

Go fishing and you die

I received an email that I have been thinking about ever since I got it a couple of days ago. It was from my friend who lives in Western Burma. In Rakhine state. She and her family belong to the Rohingya people group, and along with more than 100,000 people,... Read More

October 21, 2013 7 Comments

The happiness report

Today I was skimming through the happiness report, a report done by the UN. Read the report here. I fully plan to read the whole document when I get the time. I think it is interesting to read about where people are the happiest, and why. I have to ask... Read More

September 24, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Compassion among equals, you and the homeless

There has been an intense debate going on in the media in Norway over the last few months. I have followed it with great interest. The richest nation in the world, the country with the highest standard of living anywhere, the cold, oil-rich territory way up in the north of... Read More

May 28, 2013 7 Comments

A God who obviously doesn’t care

Something provoked me today. Actually, a lot has provoked me recently and I am not going to go into the details. Let me start at the beginning. There is a cyclone coming to Western Burma, right. I already shared that. So those of us who are not in the area... Read More

May 14, 2013 10 Comments

A cyclone in my heart

I have been hearing some really bad news the last few days. The Rohingya people that I have been writing so much about, whom I have visited on two occasions this year, and whose lives and stories have grabbed my heart are now faced with another enemy: A cyclone. Left... Read More

May 12, 2013 2 Comments

Like an anemone in spring-time

It has overwhelmed me to see how many have read the story of Masuda, and who have contacted me about it, or written comments on Facebook, Twitter and my blog. It has made me feel like in this world there is hope. You have given me hope. The story I... Read More

April 29, 2013 1 Comment

When your only goal is to die.

I have been putting it off long enough. As I am sitting in my living room, contemplating what to make for dinner, and how to get the house clean, the media is full of stories of politicians sexually assaulting minors, of lone rangers making bombs that they intended to use... Read More

April 23, 2013 7 Comments

Where does hate start?

My new Rohingya friend, Mary (not her real name) walked with me through a camp full of destitute people. “Children don’t just suddenly know how to hate,” she said as she maneuvered between the mass of children and others who were following us, eager to know what we were up... Read More

February 6, 2013 4 Comments

The courage to cry

I don’t know if I have ever seen a grown man cry the way he did. Jakil walked into the room we were sitting looking serious and determined. His hair was combed and well-kept, he was wearing a nice shirt and the traditional Burmese loyngi. He didn’t look like a... Read More

February 1, 2013 6 Comments

The courage to live

I was in a refugee camp in Arakan state. I did not know that people could survive on so little. Today I was walking through an area covered with small tents and people in all ages. The camp was one registered by the government.The people living here received a small... Read More

January 30, 2013 3 Comments

Wanting them to die.

Have you ever met people that are so unloved that a whole nation wants them to die? You, know, kind of like the Jews during WWII.   Have you ever wondered what it would be like to belong to a people group that is despised, unloved and systematically oppressed? What... Read More

January 28, 2013 10 Comments

Little Bird

Today I want to share with you a story I just received from one of our staff members, Heidi (I cannot say her last name for security reasons) who has worked in Arakan State with the Rohingya people there. Read the story! It is beautiful, sad and inspiring. Little Bird... Read More

December 12, 2012 6 Comments