Good Health

Dec 19, 2017 by Bethany Cok

Faithfulness in Every Step

It wasn’t easy to get to Telemán. During the two full days of travel to this small town in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala, we experienced both a large earthquake and delays due to a mudslide. Another World Renew volunteer and I were traveling to Telemán with Adolfo Sosa, a country tier staff of World Renew Guatemala, in order to help supervise a rural health survey training.

Dec 3, 2017 by Steve Sywulka

Practicing Better Nutrition In Mozambique

With funding from Baker Health, on-the-ground support from the Anglican Diocese of Niassa in Mozambique, and a church reaching out to its community, beliefs and attitudes about nutrition are changing in the community of Chapitas. This slow and critical work is done person by person, with community members learning, applying, and then sharing nutritional advice that is making a real difference in the lives of children and families there. Here is the story of one of those changed minds changing the minds of others.

Jun 16, 2017 by Stephan Lutz

A Life Rescued and Transformed

Trapped in alcoholism, living with HIV, and spurned by her family and society, Joyce was hopeless. She wanted to die, to end the misery. Joyce was just 26 years old. Born into a very poor family, Joyce barely completed elementary school. Her mother was a single parent without the means to even feed her family. Sometimes she did menial jobs for other villagers; sometimes she resorted to sex work to make ends meet. Eventually Joyce’s mother died of AIDS.

May 4, 2017 by Sara Mahmood

Overcoming Alcoholism in Northern Uganda

World Renew and its local partners are celebrating an exciting victory in Northern Uganda!

May 2, 2017

Change the Story of Poverty

Together with you, World Renew is equipping men, women, and children to change their stories of hardship into testimonies of hope.  Join us in Changing the Story, so that communities can achieve...

Mar 24, 2017 by Juvêncio Mataria

Estela Jaime Changes Her Story

More than 60 percent of the population of Niassa, Mozambique, lives below the national poverty line. Rural areas are even poorer, with no easy access to financial services. World Renew and its partner in this area, Diocese de Niassa, are setting up Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) with the aim of improving access to financing and helping farmers in periods of waiting after planting and of uncertainty about harvest outcomes.

Mar 24, 2017 by Faye Yu

Freedom from the Pressures of Transactional Sex

Hamida and her seven siblings moved in with her grandmother after her parents passed away. Her grandmother, however, didn’t earn much, and with eight more mouths to feed, she often ran short of money and the children went to bed hungry. Her income came from collecting branches from a nearby forest and selling it as firewood. Hamida began to help her grandmother sell firewood at the marketplace, and after a while she also decided to drop out of school. They didn’t earn enough money to pay for school fees for all the kids, and Hamida thought attending school was a waste of time because it meant she had less time to help her grandmother sell at the marketplace.

Mar 23, 2017 by Steve Sywulka

The Rains Have Come

The Thungo family, the Free a Family representative family for Southern Africa, has some big weather news to share: the rains have come!

Dec 27, 2016

Half the Picture

But as 2016 draws to a close, looking at the year in review presents us with a bigger picture. We may feel painfully aware that the problems our children are inheriting are possibly too great for them to bear. Our children hold such amazing potential. How have they been hampered by problems not of their own making? Do we realize how indispensable they are? How can we encourage them and guide them? */ /*-->*/

Dec 16, 2016

Advent Word 2016: Awaken

Jesus calls us to live into the fullness of our humanity, to embrace what we, in our brokenness, experience as physical, psychic, or spiritual limitations. Jesus urges that, rather than seeking to be cured of our limitations, we ask God to heal us in them, and waken us to the spiritual gifts hidden in them.