The Message of Presence

Sometimes God pulls you towards certain people; other times, he pushes them to you. This is the case with Miriam, a young girl from our block who has taken a special shining to me. Miriam is an orphan, and lives with her step-mother, who neglects her in favor of caring for her own children. In addition, Miriam has mild mental retardation.

Nonviolence As Spiritual Engagement

"Nonviolence and Reconciliation is a Sign of the Reign of God Here On Earth

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by Chris Baker Evens

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21

New Micro-finance Social Club

By Petunia Kabongo, in South Africa

Sometime last year, while I was still serving with a local home based care NGO, through conversations with the caregivers, I learned that most of them were borrowing money from local “loan sharks” on a monthly basis to cover some of their living expenses. Anna (our British former intern) and I started conversations on saving money as a way of long-term future planning to improve one’s standard of living rather than borrowing.

Beauty from Ashes

God really works in mysterious ways, what the enemy intends for evil God always turns into good for those who love Him! Myself and kids I love get to be the living proof of this reality.

God is moving in Soshanguve!

by Johannes, in South Africa

Following in the footsteps of the Lord Jesus is very crucial in my journey. I am part of a group of six boys from my neighborhood that meets every week. I am mentoring them in different areas of life.

The Call to Love - Guatemala

The call to love looks different in different places. Xela, Guatemala is a city rich with history, beauty, education, and all the trimmings of a modern society. But there is an underbelly to Xela—a population of kids who live on the streets and get by shining shoes, washing cars, or working as assistants on the microbuses.

Song inspired by Luke 7

Beth Carter, Venezuela

Walking through the night
Walking for the truth
We’re walking for the Kingdom
That’s trying to break through

We are the pilgrims
Following a holy dream
Our feet are caked with dust
But with our eyes fixed we must
Keep proclaiming what can be

Coming from a long line of prophets
Coming from a long line of priests
We come from the dirty
The weak and the diseased

Downward Rising

A song by Jim Bloom, Minneapolis

Not all that is valued as gold
Glitters and dazzles the eyes
Not all that would lead to life
Is seen by the great to be wise
Not all that is lauded as strength
Is gained by the sword that we swing
And those who inherit the earth
Will ascend by a downward rising

Cloaked in the folly of lowliness
Veiled wisdom makes its way
Below the gaze of the great ones
On the road to a downward rising

Quietly Sitting

A song by Jim Bloom, Minneapolis

Quietly sitting, waiting on Him
Patiently listening for His voice from within
Silently pondering His words from above
Sweetly adoring, enjoying His love

So breathe on me Spirit of God
Bring warmth to my heart
Through the breath of Your love

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