A Gift of Shalom



Picture of leprosy-afflicted patients with mattresses
10Dec

A Place to Lay Their Heads

Have you ever tried to rest on a bed of hardened lava flow? Imagine trying to do so with sores and ulcers from leprosy on your ravaged limbs. That has been the plight of 68 leprosy-affected family members living in Mugunga 3 Camp outside the city of Goma, DR Congo.

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Picture of Christmas card from Jason and Nicole Fitzpatrick
05Dec

Joy, Joy, JOY!

We made it. Another year. I am not even sure what adjective would best describe it for me…how about you? But in the end, we both made it, right?! I'm still here; you’re still here...and we’re both still giving the devil a fight for his money!

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Picture of mobile missionary on motorcycle
29Oct

Ministry on Wheels

I’m pretty sure the “Return to Jesus” sign on the motorcycle above is meant to be a witness—and not an indication of where the rider will soon be headed with that massive load! Such sights are quite familiar in Kenya, as well as in just about every developing country in the world these days. Small, inexpensive motorcycles haul everything you can imagine in such places, empowering small businesses—and the spread of the gospel.

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Picture of rehabilitated young man receiving certificate
26Oct

Redeemed from the Brink

Graduating from high school, or even receiving certification for a vocational training course, is a significant achievement for most young people. But for Abedi—whose future had once seemed so dark, so unpromising—many had said such an accomplishment was impossible. That's because Abedi had been rescued from a life of abandonment, drug use, mental/emotional problems and, finally, incarceration in the prison system of Kenya.

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Picture of girls in Africa
19Oct

An Impossible Choice

Who eats today and who goes hungry? That’s one of the impossibly hard choices faced by many impoverished families, living on the brink of starvation, each and every day.

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