A Prayer of Oscar Romero

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying…

Recent CCS Stories

Social Innovators Jane Brenda, Sypora, and Carolyn all ran Celebrating Children Seminars this past quarter in Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. Hear some of the impact their training made, as participants share what they learned!     “I am a mother with grown up children. I have been hating my daughter in law and my grandchildren. But…

A Vision for Family Flourishing

Let us walk you through a vision of community thriving springing up across East and Southern Africa. This vision centers around local Family Resource Centers: a place where services, developmental opportunities, and tools for health and wellbeing all converge around the needs of the most vulnerable.  Read as Loom Staff Member Kay Morales envisions what…

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…

Staff Picks of 2020

This month we asked each staff member to submit one book, article, or podcast that has been especially meaningful to them in 2020. Here is what they said:    Anna: “I love this podcast, it is a go-to for me.”   Eva: “Normally I read a lot of variety of books, but this year it has…

Power + Wonder

In each community Loom engages, we discover extraordinary people. They have emerged from the same circumstances as those around them. Some were refugees from wars, others were orphans, others knew the nightly pain of going to bed hungry. Some walked miles to school and never saw a library until they were a teenager. Yet they…