Shadowing an ‘Angel’ at a Filipino Jail

Jesus tells us to visit those who are in prison, and one day we shadowed someone who takes that command to heart: Sister Lianne Rainville with the Daughters of Wisdom. She’s been visiting female inmates in Manila, Philippines for about 16 years. Two to three times a week she goes to a “holding facility.” That’s ...

A new home for family of AIDS orphans

Sub-Saharan Africa is more heavily affected by HIV and AIDS than any other region of the world. The reality of this statement hit our Africa project officer, Jim Kline, during his recent trip to visit the projects we support there. He described it this way: “The extent of the AIDS pandemic in Africa is kind ...

Urgent need met with God’s help

Last year charitable giving in the U.S. declined $6.42 billion — the largest drop recorded since Giving USA starting keeping track of America’s donations in 1987. Since the focus of our ministry is to meet the most urgent needs of the poor, we often add extra expenses to our budget mid-year — such as the ...

Play time

One of our project officers recently brought back some neat photos from St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Center, a ministry we support in Kenya that provides temporary shelter and education to street children. Most of these children come from pretty desperate situations, so it’s nice to see them smiling and having a bit of fun. Click ...

Thumbs up from Haitian Pres. Rene Preval

One of our ministry partners, Project Medishare, received a visit from Haitian President Rene Preval last week. During his visit, he lauded the work Medishare is doing to help improve the health of people in Haiti’s Central Plateau region. One of the interesting topics of discussion was a plan to build Haiti’s first trauma hospital, ...

Hunger: the top risk to health worldwide

One out of every seven people on the planet does not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. That’s a staggering statistic from the United Nation’s World Food Programme, which recently released a nifty map that charts the depth of hunger around the world. There are more than 1 billion undernourished ...

Burnt feet now power business

One of our project officers, Jim Kline, recently returned from a several-week trip to Africa to visit some of the projects we support. In Mozambique, he spent some time at the Reencontro orphan project, which provides care to about 7,000 orphans and vulnerable children in Maputo. That’s where he met Zeinabo, a 15-year-old double AIDS ...