NEW CHE Communities Forming

Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is a multifaceted approach to Christian ministry that addresses the needs of the whole person—physical, spiritual, emotional, and social. It is a strategic way to facilitate holistic transformational development or integral mission. The CHE strategy includes three distinct phases that bring physical and spiritual change to a community over a period […]

One More for His Kingdom!

He cares especially for the orphans and the abandoned! The following is an encouraging story from West Africa, about a young boy who was abandoned by his family because they assumed that his sickness meant he was cursed. Young Souleman survived because people in his community shared food with him. Then Souleman met a local […]

True Empowerment Begins In The Learning Process

“Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man to Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime.” Although the source of this quote, which first appeared in the 19th century, has been disputed for years,1 the meaning is rarely argued.  While it is nice to receive “a fish”, […]

MAI’s First Ultra Short Film Festival

In the Summer of 2020, MAI launched our first ever Ultra Short Film Contest. This film contest was held for youth and young adults (ages 12-25) to “Capture the Brilliance of CHE” in 2 minutes or less. For this contest, MAI requested the participants to spotlight the CHE Core Value #2a LOCAL OWNERSHIP moving the viewer […]

Volcano Erupts: MAI Requests Help For Families In DR Congo

The Mt. Nyiragongo volcano is one of the most active in the world. It overlooks Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that is home to 2 million people. When the volcano erupted on May 22, tens of thousands of survivors fled to neighboring Rwanda and other parts of Congo as lava flowed […]

He Understands Our Pain and Sorrow!

Life is not always a bed of roses! The longer one has been around, the more one has experienced pain. However, isn’t it amazing that God intersperses our lives with joy and pain to help us cope with life more maturely? Last month, I shared a story from Guatemala about weaving. That story took me […]

Covid Response India

Dear Friends, I’ve been watching the news in awe. As I hear the anchor describe the scene in India my heart aches with those crying on the screen for their relatives who are desperate and unable to get help. India is in dire need of relief. Hospitals are turning people away. Resources are exhausted. Crematoriums […]

A Thread in His Beautiful Tapestry!

While traveling in Guatemala sometime back, I had the privilege of spending time with some of the CHE committee members in a community way up in the mountains. The high altitude and cold breeze made it hard to move fast, but the fascinating community I was visiting had my full attention. The village had an […]

Become An MAI Volunteer Ambassador

Envision a world of thriving communities where people experience reconciliation of broken relationships, restoration of hope, health and dignity, and eternal life through following Jesus Christ. It begins with you! Become an MAI Volunteer Ambassador and join us in healing lives and transforming communities. Click here to learn more about opportunities at the MAI home […]

Gender Inequality & Community Health Evangelism

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. But, today gender inequality persists everywhere and stagnates social progress. Women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership. Inequalities faced by girls can begin at birth and follow them all their lives. In some countries, girls […]