Project Updates

Orphaned Youth Becomes Community Role Model

January was lost. At 24 years old, he was physically weak and spiritually empty. The young man’s parents had recently died, leaving him without a security net. In the rural community of Chikudzulire where January lived, there was little opportunity for youth to generate income. His life had become stagnant. Sometimes he would travel to […]

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World Humanitarian Day: African Widow Serving the Elderly Poor

  Lebena’s smile exudes joy. The 46-year-old widow bears no trace of the desperation she once lived in. Hers is a life of service and sacrifice. Since the death of her brother and his wife, Lebena took on the responsibility of caring for her three nephews. Times were tough. She had no means of providing […]

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Radical Youth, Radical Faith

I’m sitting at the OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa on my way back to Toronto from Lilongwe Malawi. I’ve just been speaking at our 8th annual youth conference at Chikudzilere, where one of our community centres is located. Over 2000 youth and 500 children were in attendance. 200 pastors and Chiefs were also there, wanting […]

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What do you mean, “building capacity”?

Every workplace and industry has it’s own “language” or “jargon” that to outsiders, isn’t so straightforward in meaning. As a charitable ministry, we are no different.  In a recent article about nonprofit sector buzzwords and jargon, we had to smile in un-surprise at the phrase claiming the number one spot on the jargon list: “capacity-building”. […]

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Why Not?

Our COO Richard Brown wrote this special article after encountering many “heroes of faith” at our recent South African pastors conference.  In the  1951 film version of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, the Ghost of Christmas Present pulls back his robe and reveals to the protagonist, Scrooge, (played by Alastair Sim) two emaciated children, clothed […]

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