Fear, Ebola and Me

“Are you sure you want to travel there right now? Couldn’t you get… Ebola?” My friend hesitantly asked me this question before my recent trip to Uganda, in Eastern Africa. I found a map and showed my well-meaning friend the actual distance from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak to Uganda. It’s about 4500 miles, which is well over the distance from California to New York.

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The House a Family Gift Built

Joyce is a single mother of seven living in Tanzania. She describes life before our ministry saying, “To have full day meal to us would be a miracle worth celebration.”

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Isn’t 30 Years Enough to Learn How to Prevent Catastrophes Like the East African Drought?

The legacy of the 1980s lives on, for better or worse. The most disturbing aspect of this is the horrifying stories of African mothers walking for days through the desert to beg a handful of grain; of tinder-dry crops and emaciated cattle shrivelling under a merciless sun; of children dying for want of food as the world looks on through their big screen TVs

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What Does the Aroma of Christ Smell Like?

Whenever our words or actions cause others to experience the love of Jesus, we leave an aroma redolent with life.

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Drought in Africa: Where is Compassion?

You’ve watched as the crisis in East Africa has unfolded, you’ve been praying and now you’re ready to respond. Now the question is, “What is Compassion doing amid this crisis?”

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How do Our Programs Help the Poor Begin and Finish Well?

To finish well in life it makes an enormous difference if you have opportunities that allow you to begin well. Our Child Survival and Leadership Development programs help children living in extreme poverty to both begin and finish well.

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Pastors in Uganda: Is Willingness to Serve Enough?

When a pastor begins serving a church, he is open-hearted and willing to serve. Then a realization occurs; ministry requires much more than willingness and open-heartedness.

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A Profile of Courage: Pastor Peter Mugabi

Pastoring in Uganda is a big call that God puts on one’s life. It’s a tough calling because many of our churches have quite a number of challenges.

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How Does the Church Offer Hope for Children in Poverty?

The challenges a church faces when serving a poverty stricken community can appear insurmountable. However, when the will of that community is to have a better future, children have the opportunity to accomplish great things.

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How Important Is a Father’s Role in a Child’s Life?

Whether walking into a coffee shop or walking down a dirt road to a child development center, fathers can use their powerful influence to change the life of a child.

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