Apr 17, 2018 by Eli Ridder

Guatemala Youth Trip: Energy, Joy, and Resilience

Our team was made up of youth and leaders from Kortright Presbyterian Church in Guelph, Ontario. As we prepared to leave, our instructors told us to be open to new experiences. They encouraged us to approach the trip with humility and a willingness to learn. Our time in Guatemala was not about bestowing wisdom or money on the local people--rather it was about learning from and walking with community members as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Mar 21, 2018 by Carol Musoke

Are you ready to EMBARK?

(UGANDA) Greetings from a bright-blue-sky Kampala, Uganda! This is our first newsletter of 2018 and I don’t think it’s too late to wish you a blessed new year! As I write this, I am reminded of theologian John Mbiti’s famous quote “I am because WE are and, since we are, therefore I am”—my favorite description of the traditional African values of community support and cohesion.

Apr 13, 2017 by Gayle Fopma

"Disaster" has a Face and a Personality

My husband Ervin and I were called to go to Tangipahoa Parish, Hammond, Louisiana to be a part of the World Renew Needs Assessment Team from November 2 – 17, 2016.

Nov 24, 2016 by Anita Brinkman

Learning for Serving

Sarah Brooks is excited to work in a tangible way to help fight global poverty.

Apr 17, 2015 by Vanessa Mathews Hanna

World Renew Celebrates its IRMs for National Volunteer Week!

International Relief Managers – or IRMs - are a significant part of World Renew’s International Disaster Response ministry. We would like to highlight the work they have done in 2014 to help celebrate them during this national volunteer week in 2015!

Apr 16, 2015 by Adele Konyndyk

Serving Through Word and Seed in Uganda

Even before World Renew volunteers Sara and Anthony Systsma met each other in college, they both already felt God’s call to ministry. In fact, both of them even pinpoint the same grade as the time when they this calling became clear—Grade 10!

Jul 16, 2014 by Ivory Niewenhuis

Becoming a Global Citizen

HaEun Nam At World Renew, we believe that these are some of the goals that a shape the work of a global citizen as they serve God and His people. World Renew’s 1.2 million volunteers are committed to changing local ministry into global ministry.

Oct 23, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

A Different Kind of Volunteer Experience

Heather Wind-Mulder has never had a dream of becoming an international missionary. In fact, even travelling internationally isn’t something she has aspired to. But in February 2010, she spent nearly two weeks in Kenya with World Renew (known as CRWRC from 1962-2012) and it changed her life. “My Dad was the one who first heard about CRWRC’s Discovery Tour and strongly encouraged me to go,” she said. “I wasn’t too keen to go all the way to Africa, but as I prayed and wrestled with the opportunity, God spoke to me. He said, ‘Heather, I am with you in your home in London, Ontario and I will be with you in Kenya.

Apr 15, 2012

The Power of Volunteers

“This is one of the most enriching and amazing experiences of my life!” enthused Sarah DeGraff on her blog recently. The 24 year-old Grand Rapids native wrote from her new home in Managua, Nicaragua, where she is volunteering through World Renew for one year with World Renew’s partner, the Nehemiah Center. DeGraff is assisting with a pilot project focused on preventing human trafficking. She is also providing support to other community development efforts.

Mar 2, 2012

CRWRC Responds to Communities Hit by Deadly Tornadoes

In response to the race of tornadoes across the United States yesterday, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee is sending regional disaster response managers to Harrisburg, Illinois, to assess damage and determine if immediate clean-up assistance is needed.