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Give to a man and he’ll eat, give to a woman and a whole village eats »

I found this post at this squidoo site. Though as a male I hate to admit it, I think it’s sadly true. It is now universally agreed in aid organizations worldwide that empowering the women of a community will empower the children and the men as well. Women are caretakers and nurturers, watching over others. […]

A Model of Ministry for Families for Africa »

“Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say “We have done this ourselves”.” – Lao Tzu

How you can help? »

The Villages of Hope site offered the following suggestions that have application to our dreams for bringing the Kingdom to Africa: You, your prayer group, your church, your business or place of employment can: * Sponsor a child * Sponsor a cottage of 8-10 children * Sponsor a Children’s Village, with the name of a […]

A Great Interview »

A FamilyLife Today Interview Intro: Bob: Living and working in West Africa, Kathleen and Benedict Schwartz have seen devastation, poverty, and death all around them. (see Villages of Hope) Benedict: One young fellow, Albert, was 10 years old, and his parents died, and his uncle sold him as a slave. So he became a slave […]

Tim Keller on Justice »

Reason Behind Conflict in Africa »

I found the following article from an ezine sent out by the Bakke Graduate University. It captures some of the reasons behind the recent conflict in Kenya. As we seek to bring the Kingdom to Africa, it’s worth knowing the roots of injustice and violence. KENYA – FOUR REASONS BEHIND THE CONFLICT We all hope […]

Great Ideas: Playpumps »

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Highlight: Realize your Unique Contribution »

Study the five global problems and/or the Millennium Goals below and their impact on your country. Click here and select your country on the left. Then select the particular goal to see how your adopted country is doing. Discover where your passions meet the problems in your country. Explore the organizations that address the problems. […]

Classic Article: Principles for Helpers by Robert Lupton »

Principles for Helpers Those who work with and for the poor often wonder if they are doing anybody any good and, worse, if they are actually doing more harm than good. Veteran urban worker Robert Lupton offers what… by Robert D. Lupton in URBAN PERSPECTIVES (September 2007) Hippocrates (460 – 377 B.C.), the father of […]

A Picture Worth Contemplating »

Thus says the Lord . . . to Israel . . . they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals. (Amos 2:6) activism, Africa