Chris Meehan

Jun 20, 2018 by Chris Meehan

Sharing God's Love with Refugees

Ruth and Pat Lee invited members of Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church in Ottawa, Ont., to their home on two Sunday evenings in Nov. 2015 to eat dinner and discuss the plight of refugees fleeing the civil war raging across Syria.

Dec 22, 2016 by Chris Meehan

Advent Word 2016: Animate

The Spirit of God animates us, but it all happens in the flesh: every deed of kindness, every act of generosity, every word of encouragement happens in the flesh. Every embodiment of Christ’s grace or truth or love happens in the flesh—or it doesn’t happen.

Nov 17, 2016 by Chris Meehan

From Aid to Trade in Haiti

In 2010 an earthquake devastated Haiti and left nearly 3 million people in need.

Nov 1, 2016 by Chris Meehan

Disaster Response Team Includes People of All Abilities

Joelle Wilhelm never had to know how to use a screw gun before—mainly because the need had never come up.

Oct 11, 2016 by Chris Meehan

The Kindness of Small-Scale Farmers in Kenya

The smells of charcoal fires, the welcoming taste of African tea, and the feel of red dust coating her feet are memories, Rebecca Warren says, that she brings back from this summer’s Kenya Learning Tour.Warren also recalls development workers riding on motorcycles across rutted roads from one remote farm to the next, sharing agricultural techniques and training to help make the lives of the community better, one farmer at a time.

Feb 18, 2016 by Chris Meehan

Timothy Leadership Institute Graduates Celebrate in Uganda

In some cases, friends and family even hoisted graduates on their shoulders and paraded them around the area where they held the ceremony in the small community in northwestern Uganda. "When we gave out the certificates, there was so much cheering and yelling that it was hard to keep track of what was going on,” said Rev. Anthony Sytsma, a Christian Reformed minister and the TLT master trainer who oversaw the training for more than 100 church leaders in three separate locations of the country.

Nov 20, 2011 by Chris Meehan

'Stepping Stones' to Preventing HIV

In some African countries, HIV and AIDS are growing fastest among married couples, said Nema Aluku, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee’s HIV and AIDS response coordinator for Eastern and Southern Africa. Why is that? she recently asked a room filled with Christian Reformed Church employees who work in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office of the CRC. When no one offered an answer, Aluku said, "We don’t ask one another because the assumption is that our spouse is supposedly faithful."