Church Mobilization

Jun 24, 2019 by Anita Brinkman

Advocating for Change: Equipping People for Advocacy and Justice

The two workshops were created and hosted through a partnership between World Renew and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), along with the wider ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), as part of an ongoing effort to equip people for advocacy and justice. Cindy Stover, a Justice Mobilizer for the CRCNA, developed the workshops to be a resource for congregations and individuals. The all-day workshops included sessions on biblical advocacy and how to communicate with local, provincial, and national leaders.

Jan 5, 2017 by Ruairidh Waddell

The Power of Partnership

For the past month my family and I have been on our connections tour in the United States and Canada, visiting supporting churches, foundations, institutions, and of course many friends.

Aug 11, 2014 by Peter Timmerman

Who Told You That We are Poor?

(SOUTHERN AFRICA) I have always enjoyed biking around the city of Lilongwe on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. It is a great way to discover the nooks and crannies of this interesting but somewhat puzzling city that we now call home.

Jun 2, 2014 by Lunise Cerin-Jules

Refreshed and Encouraged

I want to express my appreciation to World Renew team in Burlington, an amazing team of motivated professionals I consider like angels making things happen the right way at the right time. Thanks to all you who helped me understand better what World Renew is about. Special thanks to all the churches that received me and paid attention to what I had to share, to individual donors who received me in their homes, to families who hosted me. May God continue to pour his blessings on you.  

Mar 12, 2014 by Peter Timmerman

Local Churches in the Driver's Seat

(SOUTHERN AFRICA) “Many people go to church (in Zambia) and give from the little they have. They listen to the sermons and try to contribute; but when they walk out the church they still do not have an answer to where they will get money to pay school fees for their kids. They do not have an answer to their health issues. They do not have an answer about how to make their farms profitable.” ~ A national church leader, Reformed Church of Zambia

Feb 12, 2014 by Christina de Jong

Of Cow Banks and Churches

Yun and Neum live in a humble thatched house. Yet they are sending their oldest daughter to school in the capital city and sending their other children to the local school. Their total cost per month: $125 – a very large sum for subsistence farmers in Cambodia! Through World Renew’s church mobilization strategy, Yun and Neum are able to make ends meet. They received the loan of one cow from a Love Cambodia congregation’s cow bank. Love Cambodia is one of World Renew’s eight church partners in Cambodia.

Jan 30, 2014 by Peter Timmerman

Church in Community

(SOUTHERN AFRICA) “Many people go to church (in Zambia) and give from the little they have. They listen to the sermons and try to contribute; but when they walk out the church they still do not have an answer to where they will get money to pay school fees for their kids. They do not have an answer to their health issues. They do not have an answer about how to make their farms profitable.”