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Showing blog posts from 2015

Dec 11, 2015

Whose Story?

We are living in a global context where many people around the world desire a better story for their current reality. The news daily is of bomb attacks, hostage-taking, plane crashes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and millions of displaced people and refugees. Our world is in a condition that needs a story of unconditional love and restoration.
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Dec 8, 2015 by Carol Bremer-Bennett

COP21: Future Generations

“Every parent wants the best for their child…”

For a parent, a child is their love, their world, the most important thing in their life. Parents would do absolutely anything to keep their children safe and to give them the best possible lives. As a young married man, I ask myself, how can we steward the earth to make lives of flourishing possible for our future children? 

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Dec 1, 2015 by Ruairidh Waddell

Zambia’s Perfect Storm

This has significantly impacted the level of vulnerability of rural and agriculturally dependent communities.

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Dec 1, 2015 by Faye Yu

Imitation is the sincerest form of… behavior change?

When I talk to them on skype, they like to feed me food through the screen. While this is not “typical” boy play, and I don’t know many boys that ever requested kitchens for their birthday, this is very normal since my brother is a chef. My brother loves to cook and experiment in the kitchen. Since my nephews could walk, they’ve been helping my brother— stirring, pouring and even chopping (under very close supervision). They imitate him because they see this behavior often. They imitate him because they see this as something fun to do.

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Dec 1, 2015 by Peter Timmerman

Food Shortages in Southern Africa

A few locations are able to take advantage of lowland areas that have water tables high enough to allow some farming year around (if they don’t flood). But most farmers look to the skies for rainfall to come and bring their seeds to life. Increasingly, due to changes in the global climatic conditions, the rainfall in the region changes and is diccult to predict. 

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Nov 1, 2015 by Harry and Greta Harsevoort

Nepal Update from the Harsevoorts

(NEPAL) We‘ve been in Nepal for 6 weeks already! Time has flown by. We arrived in Kathmandu the evening of Wednesday, September 9th. Early the following morning, our IRM colleague, Dwayne Nienhuis, dragged us off to an 8:00 a.m. “Integral Alliance” meeting at the “Tearfund” office. Next, we attended a UN Food Security Cluster meeting at 10:30. We had lunch, went to the office to meet the staff, did some shopping, and went to bed early. Talk about starting off with a bang!

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Oct 31, 2015 by Carol Bremer-Bennett

Beginning the Kingdom Work

The last few weeks have been exciting as my family and I adjust to life in West Michigan. We are getting used to some things that we did not have in New Mexico: humidity, mosquitoes, and traffic. We also are taking in the green grass and the beautiful lakes. Through it all, we marvel at this diverse and beautiful world that God has entrusted to us and allows us to enjoy!

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Oct 7, 2015 by Grace Wiebe

Super Typhoon Haiyan Impact

(PHILIPPINES) I have been working with typhoon responses in the Philippines since Typhoon Reming in 2007. This past September, I had the opportunity to go to the Philippines once again and visit with people that I have gotten to know over the past two years as part of World Renew’s Typhoon Haiyan response.

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Oct 6, 2015 by Ruairidh Waddell

Teacher Feeds His Dwindling Class

Sam is a young, single man who has just completed his teaching diploma. While awaiting his government posting, he has come home and is putting his skills voluntarily to use, giving 70 children, who otherwise would have nothing, the basics of an education.Sam with his students.

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Oct 6, 2015 by Faye Yu


In Malawi, World Renew is starting a project with Word Alive Commission for Relief and Development (WACRAD) to encourage girls to stop engaging in transactional sex. We will be working in six villages surrounding the Lunzu trading center in the southern part of Malawi. Lunzu trading center is on a very busy highway linking the southern part of Malawi to the central and northern parts of Malawi. It is frequently used by truckers from neighboring countries.

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