Help for Family in Swaziland
I’m continually learning what it means to take courageous steps of faith and sacrifice for the sake of Christ’s Kingdom and the poor among us. It started with a typical email from the field. In Swaziland, there is a mother Nomsa and her four children whose husband just passed away from AIDS. They came to […]
Tools to Share the Gospel in Uganda
As the Karimojong in Katwe, Uganda have spent much time preaching to and reading the Bible with their people, it has become increasingly apparent that they need a tool to use to make the Gospel easier to understand and pass on. This has led us back to a storying approach, so that even those who […]
Camp Discovery in the Marshall Islands
We just finished our summer camp/VBS! This year the theme was “Camp Discovery”. It was a journey through some of the great stories in the Bible encouraging the kids to be all they can be in God. Again this year, we had over 200 children attend. Every night they received the Word of God and […]
Bible Clubs in Ngando, Kenya
We are gearing up for Bible clubs in Ngando again! Teachers training is this weekend and clubs will be held next week. We are all excited to hear stories of children and families that are drawn into the local churches through this time! Our budget this August is $1.50 per child for all 3 days. […]
Rebuilding in Nicaragua
Currently I have a team here from Missionary Ventures Canada. The team came to build a kitchen for a family in the mountains. This family had a kitchen but it was destroyed from a fire. They couldn’t afford to rebuild it from anything stronger than black plastic. This team took up the challenge to build […]
Growing Pains at Birthing Center in Oaxaca, Mexico
Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico
Here at Casa Compasiva we are experiencing our own version of growing pains. Things are going so well on so many levels (God has done a beautiful work!), but at the same time we are being forced to grow and stretch in so many areas at the same time. It is good growth, but it is so rapid that it is sometimes exhausting, and we don’t even have the option of stopping.
For example, in order to achieve compliance with such-and-such government regulation, we must develop such-and-such a system first, which requires the implementation of such-and-such a program, which is dependent on such-and-such a project already being in place. You get the picture?
We don’t have the luxury of growing slowly; we must advance on many fronts all at the same time!
The result? Casa Compasiva staff members currently have “aching bones” as we all try to make sense out of our shifting roles and struggle to catch up with new requirements and systems. It hurts the most “when it’s raining”– when misunderstandings and relational strains occur from lack of time to communicate and process all the changes.
So all of this is to say: we need your prayers! Please hold us before the throne and ask for God’s peace and comfort as we go through these growing pains.
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