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Tremendous Need After Catastrophic Flooding in Laos

World Poverty Solutions Staff – August 3, 2018

Last week, a catastrophe occurred in Southern Laos displacing more than 6000 people in hours. A newly constructed dam collapsed under immense pressure from heavy monsoon rains. Nearly 5 billion cubic meters of water were released. This torrent of water and mud has swallowed entire villages, demolished roads, and drenched food sources – devastating lives….

Sparks of Hope Become Currents of Change

Andreas Steffensen – July 16, 2018

Miracles Take Place in Africa The jungles of war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo teem with warring rebel groups. Some are former perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide. Some are Islamic militants who fled Uganda. Altogether, more than 70 armed groups operate in the region, making prospects for peace grim. Yet in the nearby village of Cantina,…

12 Faces of Missions – July

World Poverty Solutions Staff – July 13, 2018

Kavuo is pictured in the center, wearing a purple skirt and light blue shirt. July Kavuo from the D.R. Congo Due to the ongoing armed conflict in the D.R. Congo, scores of people have fled their ancestral villages for the relative security of larger towns. But the migration from villages to towns, while undoubtedly saving…

Sustainable Hope to Combat Disaster

Andreas Steffensen – July 12, 2018

How Pastors in Malawi are United in Overcoming Poverty and Disaster I recently followed up on an invitation to visit Malawi in southern Africa. Francis, a local ministry leader and I had slowly been getting to know each other via text messages and emails. He’d told me about his work strengthening rural pastors, amidst the…

An Unlikely Catalyst for Change

Steve Otradovec – July 11, 2018

Lasting change in one of the few remaining communist countries in the world In this Southeast Asian country, Christians, while tolerated in major urban hubs, still face daily hardship and persecution from communist hard-liners who see religion as a threat to their way of life. Mr. Phoum is a former atheist and Soviet-trained livestock farmer….

The Captivity of Broken Belief

Ben Demblowski – July 10, 2018

Changing Minds Leads to God-inspired Hope for the Future Isaiah 48:17 “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.” World Poverty Solutions was invited to share its vision for sustainable development with a group of 30 pastors from Burundi. One of the pastors…

Love Thy Neighbor

Sarah Steffensen – June 15, 2018

Churches in Omaha, NE seek to change their communities from the inside out. “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). Loving family or friends is something that really comes easily to most. Being dedicated to God before all else? It’s a daunting task even for the most devoted. Loving your neighbors? It is…

12 Faces of Missions – June

World Poverty Solutions Staff – June 14, 2018

June Myron from Omaha, NE Myron grew up in the inner city of North Omaha, NE. His early life was riddled with chaos and instability; both of his parents struggled with a debilitating crack – cocaine addiction. By the time Myron was just 16, he was facing a prison sentence for drug and gang activity….

A Small Change, a Lasting Result

World Poverty Solutions Staff – June 13, 2018

A change of heart brings lasting change to a rural community in Southern Asia In a rural village in Southern Asia*, Mrs. Nirmala lived a Christian life with little impact in her community because she didn’t believe she could help her neighbors. And it didn’t seem that they wanted her help, slandering her and her…

A Prayer Answered, A Dream Fulfilled

Steve Otradovec – May 21, 2018

A sick day can spell disaster for any rural family in Northern Cambodia.  That’s why Sokha was gripped by fear when her working husband fell ill.  She watched his limbs swell severely—a condition that worsened for over a year.  Desperate for a cure, the couple spent all their money seeking help to no avail.

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