Polestars of East Africa

Loom Staff Member Eugenie Adamah-Tassah reflects on a recent CCS testimony, growing up in Cameroon, and her own role as a parent and mentor.   Teaching biblical principles that support raising children in a safe and loving environment has been one of the driving forces behind Loom’s Celebrating Children Seminars (CCS). As I reflect on…

Positioned Between Poverty and Power

“Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you…”  These words, written from Paul to his friends in Thessaloniki sometime in the first century, have taken on new meaning for us here in the twenty-first. They embody the way we encounter the power and wonder of leaders around the world. From…

“This teaching has changed me”: Celebrating Children Seminars

“This teaching has changed me.”  Over and over again, this is the feedback that Celebrating Children Workshop (CCW) Alumni are hearing as they run their own seminars across East Africa. Since October 2020, 16 facilitators have successfully launched 28 seminars in various locations in East Africa.  These 16 facilitators have trained 1311 beneficiaries – pastors,…

Confronting Our Own Poverty

Dostoyevsky famously said, “Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.” And although the events of the past year have sparked a wave of selfless generosity and courage, much of the past year has also felt like a reckoning. The poverty of our love and our imagination; the poverty…

“We could never have had this kind of impact”: Leveraging Local Expertise in CCW Multiplication

When looking back over this past winter, it’s not hard to see how the math adds up.  In 2019, Loom had begun conversations with leaders in Uganda who wanted to co-host a Celebrating Children Workshop (CCW) in 2020. As we talked further about a CCW Uganda, everyone agreed that 70 participants was the maximum number…