The gift of music, hope

There’s an old Chinese proverb that goes: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The following story — from an Ethiopian ministry we support in Addis Ababa — shows the wisdom of this principle in action: When the ...

A new leg, lease on life

Every few months we receive updates on the projects we support from our partners in the field. The following is an uplifting success story we recently received from a project in Zambia: Agness Nayame, the youngest of six, was born with a congenital deformity on her left leg. The 12-year-old’s father passed away when she ...

A mother’s dying wish

One of the most-quoted parts of scripture is the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. Here we are given a picture of what Christ means when he commands us to “love our neighbor” (Luke 10:27). This story is especially relevant for charities like ours who grapple with the logistics and practicality of meeting ...

Grounded in Lima

Claudio, one of our project officers, just got back from Peru last week, and apparently it was an unusual trip — unusual because transportation workers went on strike shortly after he arrived in Lima. Public transportation came to a halt, and protesters were hurling rocks at cars, which made it quite nerve-wracking for Claudio to ...

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, ...