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From the April 2012 magazine.

April 2012: Letter from the Editor

In just 76 years, the message of Alcoholics Anonymous has spread to more than 180 countries. It’s wonderful to know that the hand of AA is there for us almost no matter where we are. In a little town in Mexico a few years ago, a sponsee and I found an AA meeting by asking the kids at the local tattoo shop. They knew where it was! I once ran into a guy from my New York home group at a meeting—in Beijing, China. And when I desperately needed a meeting in Brazil three years ago, helpful members translated my share in Portuguese.

This month, we feature stories from all over the world. AA members in the rolling hills of Connemara make a man’s trip memorable in “Horsing Around in Ireland.” In “Meeting at Shivaji Market,” a woman is taken under the wing of AA members while in India, then returns to help start the town’s first women’s meeting. A doctor finds joy while doing service in Africa in “Delivering Big Books to Kenya.”

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