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Mercy in the Slum

Rachel Chimits
May 29, 2019

In Kenya’s grittiest and most impoverished sector, God is bringing incredible change to people’s hearts and lives.

As the sun rises on the eastern part of Kenya’s capital, it brings to light one of the world largest slums: Mathare.

The third largest in Africa, this slum is home to some 500,000 people scraping together a living in grinding poverty.

Despite an initiative by Kenya’s government to provide the slums with better sanitation, a single toilet in Mathare may be shared by as few as 70 people or as many as several hundred. Hygiene is an issue, to say the least.

Breaking Free

Ian Watkins
April 25, 2019

In the darkest hour, God’s whisper saved one young man’s life and put him on a path to ministry.

Three years ago, a few friends and I decided to start a Bible study and call it Move of God, or MOG. We wanted it to be an invitation for others to get to know God.

I expected it to only be us at the beginning. I mean, after all, a lot of kids at my school knew me and knew who I’d been before I came to Christ. 

The first week, though, 15 people showed up through invites and word going around. Within a year, MOG’s attendance was over 150 every week, and people were coming from almost every high school in Colorado Springs.

Hope for Northern Uganda

Rachel Chimits
February 25, 2019

A Bible school’s inspiration to bring relief to their community is bringing people to God.

Would you be surprised to learn that in 2017 Uganda hosted more refugees than any other country in Africa

1.3 million people fled their homes in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo into the fertile and relatively stable Uganda. While this solved the immediate danger to those refugees’ lives from militant groups and famine, it created a massive food shortage in Northern Uganda. 

To make matters worse, Uganda’s most prominent food crops, matoke and posho, are not very vitamin-rich. Malnutrition has begun spreading across the country.