For the protection of our partner, her face has been blurred and all names changed. May Sunaina from India Imagine you live in a poor village in India. Your home may only have one room without even a bathroom or a toilet. Instead, you have to use the public bathroom in the village center. Running water…
A positive future for communities in America Nestled in the small front room of a quaint coffee shop in downtown Colorado Springs, I met with some of the most creative, godly, and dynamic men and women I’ve encountered in a long time. They have a passion to reach the increasingly un-churched, divided, and socially disconnected…
Transformation starts with the unassuming message that Jesus loves you. Those three profoundly simple, but potent words have the power to change the course of history, but they can also humbly save a family by first touching the life of an innocent child. In our most recent trip to the Balkan region of eastern Europe, we were blessed to hear about the story of a little girl who helped to restore her family through the love of Jesus Christ.
Like many women in underdeveloped nations, the women of a Bangladesh community were isolated, unheard and illiterate. Without the ability to read and write, small things like going to the market for goods was an ordeal. They would get robbed by sellers as they didn’t understand basic arithmetic. Going home shortchanged and unable to meet their immediate needs.
Agron and his team have faithfully and humbly served Albania for many years. Even before WPS was blessed to partner with this faithful team, they were laboring and praying for the country of Albania in the name of Jesus.
Driving around frustrated, with an almost empty tank, Alex* was struggling to find the location of a weekly Bible study group that meets in Southeast Colorado Springs. Unable to find the house, frustration turned to discouragement and Alex decided to skip the Bible study altogether and head home. But before he could turn around he realized he was on the very street he had been looking for. God had led him straight to the right house!
This was no chance encounter. We were ministering in one of the world’s largest slums in Nairobi, Kenya, when our team “bumped into” two amazing, influential women. Now hundreds of these women’s neighbors are seeing their lives powerfully transformed.
Driving at breakneck speeds down dusty, unpaved roads, we approach a military checkpoint. Ben, our regional WPS coordinator sits in the back of the aging Land Cruiser. His head has already hit the roof several times, as we hit pothole after pothole at high speeds. We’re approaching Cantina, a town in the middle of a vast Congolese wilderness, teeming with militant rebel groups.
Meet Chan, a retired nurse and a member of the AOG church, a WPS partner, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Though he has been an active member of the church for a long time, he has always felt a need to make a change in his community. After attending a seminar by our local partners, he realized what he could do.
Upon arriving at Block 38, we found ourselves twisting our way along the narrow, maze-like cinderblock corridors. Clothing hung over our heads, competing for glimmers of sunlight with a few potted plants along the alleyways as we followed our guides and local partners through the densely populated slum.