WOW Programs

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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The Power of Christ at Work in Zambia

A WOW team comprised of 12 volunteers spent two weeks in Kabwe, Zambia between July 19th and August 4th. They served with our local partners, witnessing the challenges of life in an African community. The following post was written by Megan Scott, a member of the short-term team from Edmonton, AB. This was Megan’s second WOW mission […]

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Highlights from Zambia: A Short-term Team Update

On July 19th a team of 12 Canadian volunteers arrived in the unfamiliar surroundings of Kabwe, Zambia. For many this was their first time on African soil. With the guidance of WOW’s local partner, the team received cultural sensitization and training. Team member Heather Hirstwood said, “We were encouraged to offer care, offer love, to […]

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