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Working Towards Transformation

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Imagine a village where everything seems broken. The area is undeveloped and damaged relationships and poverty show up on every corner. A village where people are suffering from illness and poor health. Overwhelmed by the challenges, vulnerability opens itself up for those that are in...

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2017 Brings a Year of Change

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"Love in action is relational, lived out in communities around the world as individuals invest their time and resources in the lives of their neighbors". - Jose Vega, Office Director, World Relief World Relief is working tirelessly to develop movement of change by empowering the church through...

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Quarterly Update from Our Partner in Rwanda - Spring 2018

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Dear Brothers and Sisters at Door Creek Church, We hope this finds you well. It’s always with great joy that we share with you our monthly updates for what the Lord has done in Ngoma Church Empowerment Zone (CEZ). Below are some praises; In the past month, there has been several...

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Our Partners in Rwanda - Making an Impact!

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Six thousand members. That’s the number of volunteers in Rwanda helping to build the pathway to Christ. Their hard work and faith in God shines through as they develop new techniques for farmers, mend marriages, and provide clean water for surrounding communities. Through the support of...

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Rwanda 2018 - Recapping the Trip in Photos

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(Photo Credits: John Smith)

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Thankful

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As I sit here awake before the rest of my family, thanks to jetlag, I am thankful. I am thankful for the experience I had in Rwanda. I am thankful to have experienced a sense of community that I long for in life but rarely taste due to my full participation in an American culture that is too...

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Rwanda CEZ in Photos

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Amy sitting next to mother and child who received a goat from a church as a result of a working CEZ (Church Empowerment Zone). The Land Cruiser that takes us EVERYWHERE! Sitting in Pastor's living room, as he looks at pictures of Carly and her family - that is his hand in the photo. Pastor...

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Loving Our Neighbors

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"Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the Lord. These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word." - Isaiah 66:2 (NIV) We met with the pastors today in beautiful...

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Rwanda in Photos

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Working hands after the home build. Team member, Amy, learning how to shape a window. Beginning of the assembly line. End of the assembly line. Locals washing the team's hands very thoroughly after the home build. Humbling. Jon speaking to the large group. Exchanging stories in the...

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Sunday Service

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We had the opportunity to join a Sunday service at a local church called “The Living Church Of Jesus Christ” which is within walking distance of where we’ve been staying in Ngoma. The building was beautiful and open allowing us to hear the joyful singing as we approached. The...

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