A Community Takes Action

God’s Word is full of scripture that encourage us to take action.  An example is found in Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Not only does God want […]

CHE Classes Become An Outlet For Women In MENA

BR is an NGO in a country in Middle East North Africa region where a team of devoted staff work through the community approach of Community Development Education (also known as CHE). BR works with women in many poor villages. In a village in the suburbs of a big city, a local partnership was formed, […]

Sometimes, You must go back…

September and the fall season are the time of year where parents have brought their children back to school, summer vacations are now memories and companies look back at the year and launch ways of ending the fiscal year in the black. Today we share the story of Musa (not his real name), who came […]

Programs for Children in MENA

BR is an NGO in a country in Middle East North Africa region where a team of devoted staff work through the community approach of Community Development Education (also known as CHE). The goal in poor villages is to uproot misconceptions and enable clear understanding in children, their teachers, parents and friends. God has made […]

A Community in the Caribbean Comes Together During Food Scarcity

Last month, thousands of community members took to the streets on a Sunday to protest a lack of food and medicine as a country where MAI works undergoes a grave economic crisis aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic and other restrictions. The island is facing its worst shortage of food since the 1990s. Finding ingredients was […]

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 […]

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”, […]