Covid Relief Response in Indonesia

Indonesia is facing new challenges as the COVID 19 delta variant began spreading in June and made the country a new epicentre of the pandemic. Many sectors have been affected. Not only are the hospitals overwhelmed, but so also the social, political, and economic conditions have become increasingly vulnerable. The Authorities announced restrictions on community […]

Building Family Relationships

As the months go by, it’s hard to realize that yet another difficult year is in its 8th month! On the other hand, it is yet another opportunity to help support our field staff and partners as they serve the communities that they have been called to serve. Our story is about Elizabeth from East […]

Covid Response Nicaragua

Encourage One Another

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11 In a recent newsletter, Dayo Obaweya, MAI’s Regional Coordinator for West Africa, writes the following: “To be involved with mission and see a sudden change in the political, economic, and social situation of the people […]

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

UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 1, 2021 Pastor Alphonse has returned home, as many other members of his church, where rebuilding and cleaning has started. He has requested materials for trauma healing that Bibiana was able to provide in French, hoping that Alphonse will be translating to the local language as he studies the material. MAY […]

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 […]