Spears Into Pruning Hooks, Guns into Hoes

2019-10-15T20:18:07+00:00November 16th, 2018|Blog, Food Security, Uganda|

UGANDA - Isaiah 2 verse 4 resonate deeply as we work in Karamoja, Uganda, a region of extreme poverty and recurrent violent conflict. “He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore".

Accessing the Skills, Time, and Passion of Youth

2019-10-15T19:43:14+00:00November 12th, 2018|Blog, Uganda|

CANADA - Youth possess skills, passion, and time; these attributes combined with the experience and wisdom of the older generations create a powerful combo. Sometimes, as youth, we hide behind our phones or huddle together in church sanctuaries; but, I promise, we want to learn from the older generations just as much as you desire to mentor us.

From Hunger to Abundance: God’s Resources + Our Minds

2019-10-15T20:18:07+00:00November 7th, 2018|Bangladesh, Blog, Cambodia, Food Security, India, Kenya, Laos, Tanzania, Uganda, West Africa|

WORLDWIDE - World Renew finds great joy in our work when we discover resources in God’s creation that can feed hungry people and restore worn-out farmland. When we join our knowledge and experience with the knowledge and experience of farmers to test creative ideas, we often find abundance where there was hunger and joy where there was deprivation.

What is Real Change?

2019-10-15T19:43:14+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Uganda|

UGANDA - People are attracted to ‘Good Samaritan’ type of stories. People love stories of others coming along and, out of an abundance of compassion, they are able to bring instant change to those who need help. Pictures and videos of happy recipients of this help, seem to empower compassionate people to stay driven.

Serving God’s Kingdom in East Africa

2019-10-15T19:43:14+00:00July 6th, 2018|Blog, Kenya, Uganda|

KENYA - About two years before I joined the East Africa Ministry Team with World Renew, I started reflecting on my role as a Christian in community development. At that time, I had worked for and built many secular organizations—community-based health care, microfinance, microenterprise development, and global health leadership—but had a certain emptiness.