New roof, new life in Haiti

New roof, new life in Haiti

By Steve Spellman I laughed as I watched the little boy’s mother jump into Anne-Marie’s arms. Anne-Marie Johnson is part of our GlobalFingerprints Haiti leadership team and had come to visit the boy's home. Anne-Marie had never met the child before. She had never met the mother before. She had never been to this home before. So [...]

Serving in Rio Azul

Serving in Rio Azul

"At the end of 2013, my husband and I were invited to serve as leaders in a Costa Rican church restart in a nearby slum, Rio Azul. We had prayed for years that God would open doors so that we could participate on just such a team and were blown away by God’s goodness to provide [...]

Mexico: ‘We need water’

Mexico: ‘We need water’

Emergency drinking water needed in storm-ravaged town From ReachGlobal Mexico City Team Leader Joshua Smith: As we stepped into the village of Bejuco, it was like a war zone. The military had arrived to respond to the massive flooding, most villagers had been forced to flee and live in temporary refuge centers, and those who [...]

Haiti: Lessons From a Missionary-sending Nation

By Laura-Jean Watson Everyone knows about the poverty of Haiti: The country suffers from sky-high unemployment (more than 40 percent). Thousands of people still live tents sent after the January 2010 earthquake.  Per-capita GDP is $1,358 (compared to $51,248 in the U.S.), making Haiti the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. But Haiti is, in [...]

Nicaragua: Pastors Find Hope Amid Struggles

Nicaragua: Pastors Find Hope Amid Struggles

[nggallery id=6] Before Iglesia Resurreción y Vida had an actual church building, its original 25 members would carry wooden benches back and forth between various meeting places for worship. All were young and without jobs. Romero struggled to shepherd his flock as well as maintain a job to earn income to support the church. Twenty-nine [...]

In Nicaragua, Bible Training Strengthens Churches

In Nicaragua, Bible Training Strengthens Churches

[nggallery id=5] Inside a sweltering, one-room church, fans blow, children wander, and English and Spanish blend together. At the front of the room, Chris Moore, a pastor from Fort Smith, Ark.,  passionately teaches on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. By his side, Nicaraguan Chico Avendaño translates the words into Spanish. This gathering in Chinandega, [...]