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Movie Nights for Kids in Kenya

Movie Nights for Kids in Kenya

Some of our churches in Ngando, Kenya are going to start hosting movie showings for the children in our community. Most have no electricity (thus no TV), and have never been to see a movie – so we are SUPER excited about this idea! We have some Veggie Tale DVD’s already in Nairobi – but […]

 

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Encouraging Conference in Ecuador

Encouraging Conference in Ecuador

We drove to Ankuash, Ecuador to hold encourage and teach over 300 people which was more than we had planned for. We preached 5 different sessions. We had several breakout sessions which were a big highlight. Many people expressed that God had really changed their hearts and others said they have renewed their commitment to […]

 

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Changed Lives in Uganda

Changed Lives in Uganda

Katwe, Uganda has been impacted by the Gospel because of the changed lives of a few people. Lakawa has been constantly preaching the Word of God to his friends and neighbors. One of the men who has become interested is Keem. As essentially the mayor in Katwe, I met him from the start of my […]

 

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Skills Training for Women in South Africa

Skills Training for Women in South Africa

Outside of Durban, South Africa in the Embo Valley there is considerable poverty. I have been working for two years with women in this community empowering them through various classes in sewing and baking. During the month of May, many of these ladies enrolled in a course run by World Changes. This course runs for […]

 

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Great News for School in El Salvador

Great News for School in El Salvador

This Tuesday morning our Casa La Atarraya middle school girls’ basketball team heads to the national championship after winning the state tournament in Ahuachapan, El Salvador. They won their local games by over 40 points each game. These ladies are motivated, amazing scholars, and also committed to their faith. For the first time in the […]

 

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Article submitted by Brad & Cami Matlack, Field Coordinators in Kenya

This morning, I am longing…

…for one day back at our beautiful, familiar church …for one trip to the beach with all of our long-time, comfortable friends …for one relaxing afternoon at the park with our family (without looking around for potential dangers) …one simple laundry day …a long fellowship and prayer time with a close friend…

…for a moment back in my comfort zone…

The tears feel close to the surface – normal just isn’t “normal”!

I’m encouraged this morning by these words from Ann Voskamp. “When God moves us out of our comfort zone —- into places that are way bigger than us, places that are difficult, hard, painful —- that even hurt — this is a gift. We are being given a gift. These hard places give us the gift of intimately knowing God — in ways that would never be possible in our comfort zones.”

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