Tumaini, Tanzania

Tumaini, TanzaniaDESCRIPTION: In the outskirts of Arusha. Tanzania, Tumaini (Hope) children’s program reaches out to needy and vulnerable children who lack food, education, and healthcare. Tumaini provides a secure home for those that live in an unsafe environment, medical care, education and, when needed, support to restore connections with their extended families. They currently have…

Bujumbura Bright Beginning School, Burundi

Bujumbura Bright Beginning School, BurundiDESCRIPTION: In Kabezi, Burundi, the Batwa ethnic group are called the “lost people,” because they live in extreme poverty without adequate food, water, or shelter. Estimates are that two children die each day in these conditions. Bujumbura Bright Beginning School is present in the community to provide free education for the…

Refugees

RefugeesDESCRIPTION: According to the UN, an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. That equals 20 people who are forcibly displaced every minute. PLEASE PRAY FOR: Nutritious food, clean water, and safe shelter…

Children’s Program, Mozambique

Children’s Program, MozambiqueDESCRIPTION: Lori and Victor are part of a pioneer ministry in Nampula, northern Mozambique. They and their team have received training on working with vulnerable children, and have now started a ministry to children in their neighborhood. They have also run two family Discipleship Training Schools (DTS), with 40 children of staff and…

Undocumented Children

Undocumented ChildrenDESCRIPTION: One in three children under five does not officially exist. This statistic from UNICEF aims to call attention to a “forgotten” problem for many vulnerable families around the world. Children unregistered at birth or without identification documents are often excluded from accessing education, health care and social security. A child without a birth…

Homeless Ministry, Congo

Homeless Ministry, CongoDESCRIPTION: In the city of Bukavu and surrounding villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, people live in severe poverty. There are few roads, and little clean water or electricity. Life is especially hard in the rural areas where violence and abuse of women and children is common. More than 3000 homeless children…

Forsaken Children, Ethiopia

Forsaken Children, EthiopiaDESCRIPTION: In Ethiopia, there are an estimated 100,000 children living on the streets of the capital city, Addis Ababa. There are many reasons for this—from family breakdown to the promise of a better life in the city. Regardless, children living on the streets are extremely vulnerable—drawn to drugs, in danger of being trafficked,…

Meet Jessica!

This month we’d like you to meet Jessica, our newest intern! Jessica is interning for us remotely from Texas, where she is finishing up her degree from Multnomah University online. Currently she is researching moringa tree production, dairy cow yields in East Africa, farm co-op formation, and education models for children with disabilities, which will…

No Shame, Period.

Shame is dangerous. If you haven’t watched Brene Brown’s TED Talks on shame and vulnerability, do yourself a favor—stop right now and do it. They’re phenomenal. She discusses the crippling effects of shame on our ability to live whole-hearted lives and explains how it is the single greatest obstacle to our ability to accept and…

ReGenerate Rwanda

How can you disciple the nations in areas where you have no experience? This was one of the foundational questions asked during our time in Rwanda hosting ReGenerate. The meeting included 42 Local Experts from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, and South Sudan. These leaders came together to discuss topics such as biblical views…