Sometimes you look out into the world and see something that ends up changing your life. That's what happened one day 17 years ago when the Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss stood looking out a window watching Bishop Desmond Tutu sandbag the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis, Mo. The river was rising and threatening to flood the city. Bishop Tutu, who was the guest speaker at the United Church of Christ's 1993 General Synod in St. Louis, was working with a team of volunteers ...

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