Posts tagged Serve Globally
Plans to Give Hope

This year, the entirety of the offering collected at Candlelight Services will be given to One Lamb in Nairobi, Kenya. One Lamb began in 2011 when Ciru Mutura was called to meet the needs of vulnerable children. The organization works toward ending the exploitation of children due to poverty in their communities. One Lamb’s programs give these young girls resources and skills to benefit their lives while also sharing the truth of God’s grace and love.

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A Piece in the Puzzle

When people ask me about my trip to the Dominican Republic, it’s hard to come up with a response that best fits the description I’d like to give. Most of the time I end up answering with “it was cool” or “it was super fun,” but these statements hardly cover all that I want to say.

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Worthwhile

So maybe you’re thinking about joining a Summit team going to Africa this year. Or maybe you’re thinking about sponsoring a child. Or maybe you just find yourself thinking about Summit’s partnerships in Africa but you’re not exactly sure why.

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Joy Down In My Heart

It feels impossible to express the joy the children of Ethiopia gifted me. It feels impossible to express the courage and strength of the women I now call sisters. It feels impossible to tell the story of how I flew across the world with 11 strangers and flew back with the only 11 people who will ever understand why I’ve got the joy down in my heart.

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IJM Orlando Prayer Gathering

At the IJM Orlando Prayer Gathering, we got to hear about the work that’s happening to end slavery and we had the opportunity to pray for some specific issues IJM is facing around the world. Whether or not you were able to make it, these are the things that were prayed for and we will continue to pray for.

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One Step Forward

Our first flight on the long journey to Malawi left the Orlando airport at 4 a.m. By the time we landed and settled in at our first stop in Washington, DC, we were already groggy and hungry. A few of us found a restaurant open for a far-too-early lunch and we crammed into a small side booth for one last American meal.

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Taking Ownership

The country of Malawi is not one that crosses headlines often in the United States. Nor is it one that typically arises in conversation. In fact, when it does, it’s often alongside statistics citing low levels of development, high levels of corruption, or the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. And while I certainly won’t deny the existence of these things, with great enthusiasm I can say that is not the entire story of Malawi.

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Quietly But Persistently

This summer, I found myself in an impromptu meeting with a woman named Ayneabeba. (Don’t worry, we call her Ayni for short. Think “I-knee.”) She is the director of the ministry site Summit partners with through Children’s HopeChest. This ministry site, or CarePoint, is located in the urban capital of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, home to 3.4 million people.

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