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…

“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…

Beauty Takes Time

Recently one of our staff has been sharing photos with us of traditional African textiles. While Africa is now known for its bright, exquisite wax-printed fabrics, for many centuries the intricate art of weaving on hand looms has also been a large part of their textile heritage. As we read through descriptions of the laborious…