SNAPSHOTS OF WHAT WE SEE

NOT INVISIBLE


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October 15, 2017
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Eggs and a chicken
Mandy Haffer

The Difference An Egg Makes

Most experts agree that one in nine people go to bed hungry every night. Most also agree that hunger and malnutrition poses special challenges for children. A child who is chronically hungry doesn’t thrive physically or intellectually and may suffer from serious long-term health issues.

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September 25, 2017
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Photo by Seth Deming / ITeams

Reconciliation in a Broken World

It is our passion that in every community where we work, no one is invisible, and everyone has access to food, freedom, and forgiveness. We often find ourselves working to bring reconciliation through Jesus to those we encounter. One such story takes place in a community right here in the United States.

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September 21, 2017
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youth making posters
Nancy Donat

Reconciliation Around the Table

In the midst of people focusing upon differences, the youth group caught a vision of setting a table and inviting neighbors in our community to share a meal.

Everyone had a part to play. The youth took care of organizing food, set up, clean up, publicity, invitations, and speakers. We posted messages such as “You are welcome at the table” and “Welcome to Love Feast” on signs sprinkled throughout the community.

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September 5, 2017
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photo of Roma home
Anthony Jones

Bright Futures for Roma Children

The Roma people are one of Europe’s largest and most disadvantaged ethnic groups. Thousands of Roma people live in communities that lack basic infrastructure with little or no maintenance. Twelve of these Roma villages are outside of the capital city of Zagreb, Croatia.
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August 9, 2017
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Water system
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Accessing Nearby Clean Water

When we began to visit the village leader, Carl, in Xusha, he was suspicious of who we were or what we wanted to do in his village. His village has significant divisions and factions between its various members inhibiting them from working together on things like water projects. They have a resource of clean water that is within one kilometer of their village, but the community can’t come together to access it
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August 9, 2017
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Men with binders studying
Charity Trotter

Gathering and Learning

Recently, our team began a 12 week Biblical leadership training course where 15 Nepali church leaders gather and learn together. This course is designed to establish a stronger biblical foundation in church leadership, release people into ministry, and help replicate leaders.
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August 9, 2017
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Father and child
Themis Sirinides

The Hard Work of Waiting

It is difficult to serve people who are in a long-term crisis. Many of their questions and longings seem to lack answers. Waiting is more than hard.
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August 9, 2017
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Man sewing a bag
Mandy Padgett

Listening to Local Leaders

Most Americans certainly wouldn’t associate entrepreneurialism with impoverished countries.  Yet, as I listened that day, it became clear to me that the Nicaraguans saw something in themselves that the rest of the world had failed to recognize; the ability to create, something I’ve been able to witness firsthand over the past few years of living here.
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August 8, 2017
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Photo of a man
Ric and Luz Zapata

Returning Home

Pastor Mknowana is a key member of this community, and his own story demonstrates the power of following the ways of Jesus. Through his vision and leadership, we see the transforming power of Jesus in people whose circumstances were once like his.
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August 8, 2017
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Man at a small shanty store
Kristin Choitz

Unexpected Conversations

The shanty town of Chibolya, Zambia is known for the open sale of drugs, robberies, extreme poverty, and gender-based violence. It is one of the poorest countries in sub-saharan Africa. One of our responses is to come alongside women who are prostituting to build relationships and offer safety when appropriate.