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 [...]
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 [...]
[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, [...]
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 of about 40,000 native Peruvians who live [...]
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 airplane. Maybe she shouldn’t have trusted a [...]
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