Renew Crew Blog Archives

Showing blog posts from 2014

Dec 23, 2014 by Irene Zepeda de Murillo

Greetings of Peace and Joy!

(HONDURAS) Glad tidings we send to you from Honduras. As we come together to celebrate God’s gift to us, we also wish to celebrate your gifts to Honduras. Both at World Renew and Christian Reformed World Missions, we are able to celebrate the gift of transformed lives.

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Dec 23, 2014 by Peter Timmerman

Christmas Greetings from Southern Africa!

(SOUTHERN AFRICA) Here in Southern Africa, greetings are very important. One is often asked to “bring greetings” to others. Well, I want to “bring” to you, our supporters, the Christmas Greetings from our eight church partners in the region. Each of these partners has been a key to our success in the last year.

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Dec 20, 2014 by Mark VanderWees

Unexpected outcomes—A Story of Transformation

(NICARAGUA) When it finally rained in Nicaragua on the evening of August 26, it wasn’t a gentle patter of raindrops.

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Dec 18, 2014 by Mike Fennema

Towards Quality Education in the Uplands

(LAOS) Towards Quality Education in the Uplands: a story of transformation.

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Nov 25, 2014 by Grace Wiebe

The Weight of Progress

(PHILIPPINES) Coming back for the November 8th one year anniversary of typhoon Yolanda is a mixed bag of emotions. While I am happy to see transformation, I try not to feel the weight of how much there is still to do.

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Nov 12, 2014 by Grace Wiebe

One Year Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan

(PHILIPPINES) Observing a beautiful sunrise as I flew into Tacloban in the early morning of Nov 8th, I couldn't help but muse over the day it must have been one year ago. It was impossible to imagine the four hours of fear that people must have felt as the typhoon raged.

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Nov 12, 2014 by Harry and Greta Harsevoort

Hello from the Philippines!

(PHILIPPINES) We are happy to be back in Roxas City in the Philippines after our first assignment last December 2013 to February 2014; which began one month after Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines.

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Nov 12, 2014 by Faye Yu

Double Happiness

(MALAWI) When I have friends who are pregnant with twins, I am always excited. I watch the babies grow and develop, enjoy the funny companionship between the siblings, and admire their matching outfits.

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Nov 12, 2014 by Peter Timmerman

Building Health Infrastructure

(SOUTHERN AFRICA) Over the past 20 years, World Renew Malawi has hosted a large number of work groups and volunteers who have added their muscle to construction projects in and around the Nkhoma Hospital.

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Nov 10, 2014 by Irene Zepeda de Murillo

Crop Diversification and Adaptation to Climate Change

(HONDURAS) Raul Aleman lives in the community of El Coyolar, Honduras. He has traditionally planted corn and beans for a living. His agricultural activities depend entirely on rain, and due to recent changes in climate, rainfall is increasingly unpredictable each year. This causes chronic low production and sometimes total crop loss.

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