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Breaking the Silent Suffering

– March 20, 2017

Health Practices and Self-Worth for Women in Rural India Suman, a young wife and mother, stood dignified in her shimmering red sari with black and gold stripes. “I suffered in shame over my illness for a long time,” she says. “I took various medicines but did not get any better. I did not know what…

First, Cause No Harm

– March 3, 2017

Have you ever wondered whether efforts to help might actually harm? After the catastrophic earthquake of 2010 in Haiti, the small island nation was inundated with aide groups wanting to help. One 400-person UN relief team, redeployed from the capital of Nepal, unintentionally introduced a deadly bacterium into the Haitian waterways causing a devastating cholera…

Fertile Soil and Good Seed Leads to Promising Returns in Kenya

– February 6, 2017

“Still other seed fell on good soil, and they sprouted, grew and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty and even a hundred times as much as had been planted.” (Mark 4:8) We don’t always know whether the seeds we plant through our Community Health Evangelism (CHE) work will take root and grow. Much like…

A Simple Idea is Having a Tremendous Impact

– January 23, 2017

Wholistic Christian Community Development empowers community leaders and members to think outside of the box and come up with unique, community-driven solutions to challenges within a community. David Matinde, a pastor from the Mathare slum in Kenya, found success in a novel business endeavor. In 2016, not long after the initial training provided by World…

Transitioning from Dependency to Empowering the Poor

– January 19, 2017

The transition from relief to development requires patience, wisdom and compassion to overcome the uncertainty of those who have depended on us for their daily needs. When we first approached the Kenyan pastors and local ministry leaders we had partnered with for years, many were skeptical of our new vision and understandably so. For years,…

One Life = Great Gospel Impact

– January 16, 2017

Helping the Poorest Improve Their Lives in Kenyan Slums With your help, one woman, doing one humble work of God, may deeply touch the lives of 130,000 people. Sister Evelyn lives in the vast Kawangware slum, one of the world’s worst areas to live, in Nairobi, Kenya. For years, she has been a ray of…

Fresh Perspectives

– January 10, 2017

We recently concluded a 3-day seminar on community development and evangelism with 33 pastors and leaders in Kenya. Sounds boring? Well, if people went home unchanged it would have been. But back in August we had completed a similar seminar, and we had heard some amazing stories of how God had challenged the participants to…

12 Countries + 12 Months of Prayer

– December 26, 2016

WORLD POVERTY SOLUTIONS (WPS) seeks to bring Jesus’ love and lasting solutions to every poor and unreached community in the world. This is a huge vision, but we have a great God. Please keep this reminder in a visible place, and pray monthly throughout the year for each of these nations and friends who need…

Changing Communities from Within

– December 12, 2016

Kenya is famous for its stunning wildlife, but there’s another side to Kenya that is as overwhelming as its wildlife is awe-inspiring — its slums. Pastor Viterlis and Andreas, one of our team members, are standing next to his school made from simple tin sheets. Yes, that’s an open sewage trench they’re standing over, and…

12 Days of Christmas

– December 8, 2016

Please join us during the 12 days leading up to Christmas to pray for some of our friends in need around the world. Each one has shared a specific request. An answer to their prayer would be the best gift they could receive this Christmas! Brighton is 12 years old and lives in Nairobi. His…

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