Dec 19, 2017 by Esther Kuhn

Caring for the Vulnerable with a Garden

In my last post, I talked about the orphan and HIV/AIDS program we are working on in partnership with the Senegalese Lutheran Church Organization. I have since visited the program again and was again impressed with the staff’s care and support of the many vulnerable children and adults who often have no on else to talk to about their plight. HIV/AIDS is still taboo here so patients hide their status from relatives, perhaps protecting them from stigma but leaving them lonely and unsupported.

Dec 15, 2016

Advent Word 2016: Trust

God’s love, like any love, involves real trust. And in relationships, trust requires mutuality. Sometimes it may require a part of myself that I don’t necessarily want others to see. This same vulnerability, intimacy, and mutuality should characterize our love for and trust in God.

Jun 29, 2015 by Edward Okiror

Stepping Stones Transforming Family Relationships

(UGANDA) “We don’t have much money as a family, but I’m a very happy man now. My family relationships have been restored… this is better than giving me money,” said John Omanga as him and his wife, Jacinta Acen, laugh. “I discuss with my wife what we learn from the Stepping Stones sessions.” John and Jacinta have eight children.

Mar 30, 2015 by Nema Aluku

A Lenten Call: Ministering to Those who are Most At-Risk

(TANZANIA) In early 2014, World Renew Tanzania presented a thought provoking and spiritually challenging concept note about working with the most at-risk populations through the projects of our partner, ACHAMA. The concept note would redefine the way we do our HIV programming in East Africa.

Jul 4, 2014 by Grace Jung

A Precious Bag of Arrowroot

(KENYA) This week I accompanied Nema Aluku, World Renew's Program Manager for Health and HIV in East and Southern Africa, and Naomi to do a mid-term evaluation on the "HIV Control and Reproductive Health Enhancement Project" in Ng'enda. Depending on the temperamental Kenyan traffic, Ng'enda is about an hours drive from Nairobi.

Jun 18, 2014 by Jim Zylstra

Education + Chickens = Transformation

Tanzania is a largely rural country, with approximately 80% of the workforce engaged in agriculture. However, there is a strong current of migration into towns and cities where people seek greater perceived opportunities.

May 8, 2014 by Nema Aluku

Communication Transforms Marriages

(KENYA) In 2012, World Renew partner Pentecostal Assemblies of God—Kabale (PAG Kabale) embarked on an HIV innovation project aimed at reducing the number of new HIV infections in the Kabale area of Uganda. To a critic, this would sound like a tall order for a medium-sized, faith-based organization. But on the other hand, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,” so PAG and the Kabale community took on the task of assessing their vulnerabilities to HIV and AIDS.

Feb 20, 2014 by Mark VanderWees

From Punishment to Hope: AIDS on the Rio Coco, Part 2

In my July newsletter, I shared a story about how the world price of gold was linked to the grief of the rapid transmission of HIV and AIDS in a remote region in Nicaragua.

Dec 12, 2013 by David Tyokighir

Enthusiastic Embrace and Takeoff of Adolescent Health and Rights Project

In January 2013, World Renew, in partnership with Beacon of Hope Initiative started implementing a four-year Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded project titled, “Protecting Adolescent Health and Rights.”