Investing in Students’ Futures

AMCA gives kids place to belong SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Though it’s Costa Rica, the evening begins like any typical Christian youth group in the U.S.: socializing, worship music, message. The two-story house in San Jose’s San Francisco neighborhood swells with sounds of teens laughing and the student worship band tuning their guitars. For […]

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Ministry Opportunities in Haiti

ReachGlobal has many immediate ministry opportunities in Latin America. Today’s focus is on Haiti. Read over the following and ask the Lord where He might have you serve! For more information, write to latinamerica@efca.org. 1) Global Fingerprints Coordinator. Global Fingerprints – Haiti is our growing child sponsorship program in the region of Port au Prince.  With […]

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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 […]

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Making an Oasis From Grief

Ministry offers safe place for women suffering abuse SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — At the bottom of the hill that runs through the slum of Guarari stands a two-room building. Despite its humble appearance, the building is a refuge for many of the women who live in Guarari. The Costa Rican missionaries who come here […]

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Haiti: Welcome to Wellness

A group of Haitian children lines up behind an adult worker at a wellness clinic held recently at Source de la Grace Church in Carrefour, Haiti, right outside Port au Prince. The clinic was run by Haitian staff of ReachGlobal’s Global Fingerprints child sponsorship program, plus 11 American workers. Staff at the clinic cared for […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Haiti Summit seeks better approaches to aid, ministry

By Laura-Jean Watson Three years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, a grim situation festers there as Haitian and American church leaders work to rethink how and why help is exchanged. Dr. Jean Dorlus, speaking at a recent Haiti Summit organized by ReachGlobal Crisis Response, described a foreign-aid process that he said prevents Haiti from achieving much […]

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Equipping Students to Break the Cycle of Poverty

[nggallery id=4] A short, young boy in a school uniform bounds up the dusty hill that runs through the slum of Río Azul. He extends his hand. “My name is Oscar. How are you?” Oscar is one of the star students in an English class taught by Dave and Angie Ziel, missionaries based in Costa […]

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1,000 Words: Finding New Horizons in Haiti

Kayla Spellman, daughter of ReachGlobal missionaries Steve and Liz Spellman, helps a group of Haitian children pick out coloring book pages to color at New Horizon Orphanage, a ReachGlobal partner ministry. The visit to Haiti was the first for Kayla, whose health problems had for years prevented her from fulfilling her dream of doing ministry […]

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