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Working with Refugees, Stage 1: Get to Know Them

students learning English

Prayer must enwrap any program for faith-based work with refugees. God must be the One who gives the vision so steadfastness occurs when days are long, times are hard, and refugee stories are painful to hear.

Open Up Your Heart, Home, and Table to the Invisible

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There are those in our communities who are known by everyone—the politician, the athlete, the favorite teacher, etc. Then, there are those in every community who are often overlooked and invisible to most. Who is it in your community? The single mother struggling to raise 3 kids on her own?

Serving in Ghana, Where God Is Faithful

Ghana cityscape

For the past 2 years, the West African country of Ghana has been home to International Mission Board missionaries Alan and Beth Locke. The previous 18 years, they had called South Africa home.

Christian Women’s Job Corps leader travels from South Africa for training

By Trennis Henderson, WMU National Correspondent

Why travel from South Africa to Alabama to attend a ministry training conference? For Patricia Ihlenfeldt, the answer is straightforward and succinct: “to be encouraged and refocused and reenergized.”

Christian Women’s Job Corps graduate comes full circle as CWJC site coordinator

Margaret Roland, CWJC Site Coordinator

By Trennis Henderson, WMU National Correspondent

When Margaret Roland talks about the life-changing impact that Christian Women’s Job Corps can make, she’s speaking from personal experience.

Shift to Something New

young woman riding a bicycle at sunset

What an amazing summer.

Show Your Children How to Love Their Neighbor

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“Please hear me, girl. The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs women who know how to do hard and holy things.”—Ann Voskamp

Telling the Story with Bible Storying

Bible Storying

I love the old hymn, “Tell me the Story of Jesus, write on my heart every word. Tell me the story of Jesus. Sweetest that ever was heard.” As believers, telling others the sweet stories of God’s word is so important.

Are you looking for new ways to tell the sweet story of Jesus?

Serving in the Ordinary

buffet style snack table

It was still early in the morning when I climbed into my car and buckled my seatbelt, the backseat full of suitcases, boxes, and bags. The sun was shining brightly and I cranked up the air-conditioning to combat the end-of-summer Iowa heat. I took a deep breath as I pulled out of the driveway.

Transformation in the Unexpected

Rwandan cityscape

At the beginning of January, I had the incredible opportunity to study development economics in Rwanda. For our course, we visited with government officials, nongovernmental organizations, for-profit businesses, schools, and health clinics.

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