28 June 2009
BY CHASE PURDY
The Arizona Republic

Glossy photos cover Carmel Courtright's desk, a polygon timeline of her past two weeks.

A girl named Patricia smiles from one of the photos. Courtright taps it and explains the orphaned girl's story.

"She was four when I first saw her. She's HIV-positive, but Valley Presbyterian Church has gotten her treatment," she said.

Valley Presbyterian Church sent Courtright and seven others on a mission to Malawi, Africa. The group left May 29 and returned June 15, marking the church's third trip to the African village of Matapila.


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