How do you find the balance between the proclamation and the demonstration of the gospel as we see in Colossians 3:17? This is the question Integral Mission (aka “holistic development”, aka “transformational development”) tries to answer and Ravi is an expert on the subject.
As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at Easter, we have a powerful story to share with you. A story of transformation and change where Tassy, the protagonist, was resurrected from darkness to light, and from death to become the inheritor of eternal life! As a practicer of Voodoo, Tassy was motivated to oppose the […]
At Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually. Many of the vulnerable people we serve are currently faced with the challenge of navigating COVID-19.
When insufficient income from the local coffee crops in a Ugandan village continued year after year, those who were able migrated to the cities. Only the poorer villagers, mostly households headed by women, were left behind. Miriam, our community hero for this month, was one of those who stayed. Miriam contacted the remaining people and […]
Penelope and her two younger sisters live in a tiny house built above their grandparents’ home in El Ejido, Dominican Republic. From the busy street below, the girls climb a narrow spiral staircase that opens onto a small landing, which enters into a living space where their mother has a beauty shop. In the shop […]
Mama Christine (as she is fondly referred to by her community) is raising her six children alone after she was widowed when devastation (perpetrated by rebels of a different faith) came to her community. Her traumatized neighbors wanted to flee from the area, but they didn’t have that option. “What will happen to us; where […]
There is a saying that “we judge others by their actions, but we judge ourselves by our intentions.” You have likely heard that before. Henry Montesino earned the title of “the Wolf” in his community, a big bitter man who would leap into attack mode at the slightest provocation. The CHE master trainers in his […]
In large parts of the developing world women get a very bad deal in being treated as the property of their husbands. Oftentimes, they are not valued in the way God intends for them to be valued, with even less respect than their husbands give to the animals they own! Your heart must be broken […]
Dr. Chris and Jane Palacas are a special couple who lead MAI’s ministry in Uganda. Their story below relates how God led them to start working in Uganda several decades ago. Even as they continue to serve the Lord in what is their third career, they serve Him faithfully with an impact across Uganda that […]
Many women have never learned how valuable they are in God’s eyes until they experienced a Women’s Cycle of Life (WCL) training. Genet in Ethiopia and says, “The men have changed a lot spiritually. Before we were trained in Women’s Cycle of Life, our husbands would never allow us to go out of the home […]