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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Word of God, word of mouth

Oralidad teaches Peruvian leaders to spread a spoken gospel DVDs? Nope. iPads? Hardly. Even in this hyper-digitized world, Abelardo Vasquez Lopez is using a tool as old as communication itself to share the gospel in eastern Peru. Vasquez, 39, is a pastor from the Shipibo tribe, a group […]

Finding the God She Lost

Inmate finds friendship, reborn faith through missionary Maybe a prison courtyard full of people and noise wasn’t the best place for Sonya and Judy to meet. Then again, maybe Sonya should have known better than to carry a bag given to her by her boyfriend’s buddy onto an […]