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Abundant Blessings All Around

Excruciating poverty results in loss of human dignity and snuffs out hope. It is surprising to see how life transforms and hope revives when the constraints that bind people are removed and they experience economic freedom. Hope kindled is like a light in the darkness and soon others also aspire for the same freedom to […]

“It Only Takes a Spark”

Remember that song called “Pass It On?” Here is a version you can listen to  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkKgH5wYcFA Rere is a woman from the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Region. She sets a beautiful example for us this month. Self-examination, prompted by a trainer, caused her to evaluate where she was in her relationship with the Lord. […]

Education is a Sure Way Out of Poverty

Education is a sure way out of poverty. Yes, it is! Especially, in this story from Nigeria, and bears out that the value of education is not something that can be imposed, but one that must be owned and valued by the community. However, the underlying poverty may be so excruciating that it is difficult […]

Creative Multiplication

On a recent trip to Cambodia, I  met a Christian brother by the name of Kimsong Haun who had attended an MAI Internship Training in the Philippines in 2012. Kimsong found creative ways of using the training he had received as a means to teach his people and share the Good News of the Gospel […]

Empowering Women

Our WCL (Women’s Cycle of Life) coordinator in Ethiopia, Sharon Abebe, shared this story with us when she visited the Home Office recently. It was very encouraging to hear about all the things God is doing in and through Sharon and the workers in Ethiopia. Here is her story: Sharon Abebe, the WCL (Women’s Cycle […]

Leading by Example!

Our MAI teams in the field follow an interesting strategy when working with communities. Like the Apostle Paul did (2 Timothy 2:2), they pray for a Person of Peace in the new community to which God leads them. Then they use the connections that they have, to reach out to the new community. As they […]

The Harvest is Plentiful (Matthew 9:35-38)

As you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, here is a story from West Africa that tells of the efforts of Christians working together to love the poorest of the poor in their area, and to also work with them to help them overcome the restraining influences of their culture and traditions. The field teams took […]

From Discouragement to Hope

As we start this wonderful New Year, I want to share an encouraging story from one of my colleagues in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. The story begins with a Master Trainer’s disappointment about a modified training that she restarted after the COVID-19 shutdown. It did not seem that the training had produced […]

A Gift for the Season

Several years ago, we shared with you the story about a woman named Tassy from Vivati village in the country of Togo. Tassy, you will remember is a mover and shaker and was well known to our team as the lady who was a witch doctor and practiced Voodoo. She was the one who loved […]

Life Transformed and Dignity Restored

Earlier this year we had a special campaign entitled, “Beautifully Enabled by God’s Design.” Several people spoke about the disabled and brought attention to their plight. Joni Erickson-Tada, one of the speakers, is a globally recognized advocate for the disabled and shared how over one billion people have some form of disability! https://www.medicalambassadors.org/beautifully-enabled/ This is […]