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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Garden on Barren Land

When we moved to Ripon several years ago, farmers in our church proudly told us that the soil was excellent for planting crops. My experience with developing micro watersheds on the field in Asia, had me curiously study the agricultural patterns in Ripon as well as in the Central Valley. With roughly 11 inches of […]

Deliverance!

We have an unusual and special story for you this month! Our stories in these monthly newsletters are normally focused only on the communities where we serve, but that is only 8 to 10 hours of the time that our team members and partners serve on the field. God of course is at work 24 […]

The Bible, Evangelism & CHE

Evangelism is sharing the good news of The Gospel. There are many Bible verses that give believers insight into this privilege and responsibility.   Evangelism is telling what God has done. Bible Verse: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name […]

MAI’s First Ever Ultra Short Film Competition

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 […]