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We Buried a Friend This Morning
Article submitted by Mike & Lauren Deibert, Field Coordinators in Nicaragua I don’t know that we North Americans do death very well; I suppose that we think we do life well. Nicaraguans seem to do both well, and what’s more extraordinary, they don’t even know it. We buried a friend this morning. His name was […]
Sewing into Lives: Rug Production Project
Article submitted by John Williams, MVAustralia Director Pastor Rolly, our field worker in Cebu/Bohol, Philippines, working in the Vista Bella community of squatters on Mactan Island Cebu, is asking for funds to buy 6 sewing machines, and the initial remnant fabric (from garment factories) to help in establishing their project, Rug Production. The workers in […]
Empowering Women through Micro-Finance Programs
Article submitted by Coralie Roets, Director of MVSouthAfrica Philisiwe is a pastor’s wife from Phuzumoya Baptist Alliance Church in Swaziland. She coordinates the Micro Finance Program which is a program that empowers women who are unemployed but are looking for opportunities to help support their families. This program helps the women by lending them money […]
Gray Road Baptist Church Visits Orphans in Guatemala
Article submitted by Randy & Brenda Purcell, Country Directors in Guatemala Gray Road Baptist from Indianapolis, IN came 4 days after the retreat. This is the church where we accepted Christ a long time ago! They have been coming for many years. This church is very mindful to care for orphans and because of this, […]
Shopping for Reading Glasses
Article submitted by Candy Rieger, Field Coordinator in Haiti I’m SHOPPING today! Shopping online to purchase reading glasses for elderly (and some not so elderly!) in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Now this is shopping I enjoy! Funds made available through the Missionary Ventures’ Gift Catalog shoppers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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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