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Supercyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu

Supercyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu

According to one UN agency, Supercyclone Pam looks to be one of the worst disasters to have ever hit the Pacific. Category Five Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu with devastating force with sustained wind speeds over 260 kilometers per hour that has devastated villages and communities. Food crops have been destroyed, drinking water has been contaminated, […]

 

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Gift for a Fellow Classmate in Nicaragua

Gift for a Fellow Classmate in Nicaragua

The middle school students learning at ESVO a vocational school in Managua, Nicaragua have turned their training into a practical and helpful gift. The students in the 8th grade welding class made a walker for their classmate, David. He has Cerebral Palsy and just had an operation that would allow him to use a walker. […]

 

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Are you a Dispensing Optician or Optical Assistant?

Are you a Dispensing Optician or Optical Assistant who understands spectacle prescriptions and would be able to adjust and fit glasses? Mission 4 Vision is a great charity that in partnership with Missionary Ventures sends teams to remote regions of developing countries for two weeks. They carry out comprehensive eye care programs together with evangelism. […]

 

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Small Beginnings in Playa Laguna, Dominican Republic

Small Beginnings in Playa Laguna, Dominican Republic

As our valued ministry partner, you are with us in places you may never actually visit. One of those places is Playa Laguna. When you drive into Playa Laguna, the first thing you notice is a lot of water. Everywhere. Like Redemption Village, there is a mixture of Dominicans and Haitians living in very poor […]

 

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A “Rug Shop” With Great Potential to Help Needy Mothers in Mactan Island, Cebu Philippines

A “Rug Shop” With Great Potential to Help Needy Mothers in Mactan Island, Cebu Philippines

Did you ever think RUGS could be a catalyst for developing a thriving cottage industry in a third-world community? Would you like to be instrumental in helping needy mothers learn how to make rugs that they can sell to improve their families’ lives and the lives of the people of their tiny community? Pastor Rolly […]

 

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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