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Showing blog posts from November, 2018

Nov 16, 2018

On Peace and Justice

UGANDA - Jennifer Hoeve of Canada and Linda Nakaibale of Uganda recently spent a week in Kabale and surrounding villages. They agree that the most interesting part of the field visits was the village savings and loan association. Jennifer called it a “spectacular opportunity” to apply her university knowledge and Linda was glad to learn and apply it in her own community.

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Nov 16, 2018 by Allen Ankunda

Now My Attitude Has Changed and I am Hoping for Good Results for My Baby

UGANDA - The first 1000 days of a child’s life are critical to their entire future. Properly nourished, a child can, in their first 1000 days, build a foundation for life that will protect them from physical and intellectual challenges as well as crippling disease and insufficient growth.

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Nov 16, 2018 by Edward Okiror

Spears Into Pruning Hooks, Guns into Hoes

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".

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Nov 16, 2018 by Sadoc Aguilar Palma

God Never Forgets Us

GUATEMALA - In north Guatemala, a small community, San Martin II struggled to thrive. San Martin II didn’t see many outsiders, but someone was praying that her community and family will flourish. When World Renew’s local partner in Guatemala, the Presbyterian Service Committee of Kekchi paid a visit to her village 3 years ago, Teresa considered it a response to her prayers.

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Nov 12, 2018 by Ben Vanderwindt

Accessing the Skills, Time, and Passion of Youth

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.

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Nov 9, 2018 by Mark VanderWees

Urban Transformation in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA - For many Nicaraguans, the last six months have been marked by injury, unexpected migration, business closings, jobs disappearing, economic retraction, relationship breakdown, even loss of life. Many Nicaraguans don’t know what the future holds for them and their families.

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Nov 9, 2018 by Faye Yu

Stressed and Stuck

MALAWI - We all experience stress. When I am back in the US, I see my brother or sister-in-law rushing from work to pick up the kids from school to take them to doctor’s appointments - all this while work is calling them with questions! At the end of the night, they are exhausted. They don’t understand why and they are kicking themselves because they feel inadequate.

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Nov 9, 2018 by Kathleen Lauder

Cambodian Youth Become Agents of Change

CAMBODIA - Fifty percent of the population of Cambodia is under the age of 24. What a lot of potential for developing more resilient, transformed, and healthy Cambodian communities! But the Cambodian public education system is struggling, especially in rural areas.

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Nov 9, 2018 by Blanca Manguia

My Son, My Shining Star, My Treasure

HONDURAS - Everth Omar Sánchez lives with his parents and two sisters in the western Tegucigalpa neighborhood of Flor de Campo. The 13-year-old has been a member of the Cinco Estrellas Impact Club for the past three years. Cinco Estrellas means “five stars” in Spanish, but Everth was not a shining star when he joined the club.

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Nov 9, 2018 by Juan Carlos Carcamo

They Look for a Safe Place

HONDURAS - In October, 160 Hondurans left the town of San Pedro Sula to gain asylum in Mexico or the United States. As they walked north, their numbers grew: 1000 in the first two days, 1,600 by day three, over 4,000 by October 15. Migrant movements have happened before, but this one is attracting global attention and debate about the rights of people seeking asylum.

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