1000 Words: Father-Daughter Bonding

1000 Words: Father-Daughter Bonding

Dave Mathis (Calvary Church, MO) swims at Taino Beach in Haiti with his soon-to-be-daughter, Oltania. Dave and his wife, Sharron, are in the process of adopting Oltania from the Operation Love The Children Of Haiti orphanage in Leogane. They had a day of bonding at the beach in early October following Calvary's week-long work trip with EFCA ReachGlobal. [...]

News Update: Pastor Johny Writes From The Flood Zone

News Update: Pastor Johny Writes From The Flood Zone

Pastor Johny Stutzer, church planting secretary for the Evangelical Free Church of Brazil and an EFCA ReachGlobal Latin America ministry partner, feels fortunate that the flood damage to his church was relatively minimal. Although the water rose to 4.5 meters (over 14 feet) in some parts of the church, a group of church members worked together to [...]

News Update: Brazilian Partners Respond to Flooding

News Update: Brazilian Partners Respond to Flooding

In Santa Catarina, the southernmost state of Brazil, flooding and landslides have affected nearly 1 million people in 96 cities throughout the region since September 8. TouchGlobal Crisis Response and EFCA ReachGlobal are working with the Evangelical Free Church of Brazil (CIELB) in Rio do Sul to mobilize relief efforts. A mission field is born in the [...]

Claiming No Turf

Claiming No Turf

“I will be so mad, so very mad, if you ever lose sight of this vision.” A group of us were seated in a circle, debriefing after a long day at the “Haitian Queen.”* The man who shared these words was a pastor from the United States, currently in Haiti leading a short-term team of [...]

Dreaming Big

Dreaming Big

Haiti’s Christian leaders want so much more for their country. Haitian Christian leaders came together to dream, and to ask a difficult yet pivotal question: “If it’s true that more than 35-40 percent of Haitians describe themselves as either Protestant or evangelical Christians1, how is it that the church has had no discernible impact on [...]