A Toothache Sets the Stage for a Life Dedicated to the Badjao
What started as a toothache ended up taking Joseph Zanetti half way around the world to learn what it meant to be saved. His story shows how the experience changed his life as he ministers to the Badjao people on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.
Many people ask me why I have decided to dedicate my life to helping the Badjao. The answer is quite simple. God used more info
Abba’s Hands & Heart: Sharing God’s Love Through Orphan Care
For Heath and Erin Runkles, getting involved in orphan care was like wading into water—one deliberate step at a time. First they waded in personally by adding to their family. The Runkles have two biological sons (eleven and nine), and then they decided to adopt two daughters (seven and five) from China. After their second daughter joined the family, they realized they wanted to be more active in orphan care. But more info
Discipleship in Eastern Europe
Young people provided much of the energy and momentum behind the revolutions that broke the power of communism in Central and Eastern Europe in the 1980s. Today, Josiah Venture seeks to mobilize that same energy into a mighty force for the Kingdom of God.
Josiah Venture’s vision is to see a movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and seeks to transform society. In 1992, three more info
Bringing Hope to the Nation of Myanmar
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the poorest countries in the world.* It’s poor not only economically, but also in terms of life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life. Many of the country’s 60 million people live in poverty, some eating only one rice meal a day. The rural poor often farm subsistence plots of land, and some children drop out of school by the third grade to more info
Feeding Hungry Children Around the World
Service lies at the heart of Pathway Community Church, which has grown from four families to more than 3,000 regular attendees since its founding in 2002. “When we started the church, it was with the understanding that this wasn’t about us,” says Ron Williams, senior pastor. “We were going to look for ways that we could serve our community.”
A Worthy Cause
Several years ago, Williams learned about Feed My Starving Children, a Christian charity that sends more info
Building People of Peace in War-Torn Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a war-torn part of the world. Since 1998, violence has killed more than 6 million people and displaced many families from their homes and villages.* More than 200 African ethnic groups occupy the land, which has a long history of conflict. Military groups and opportunists from nine neighboring countries regularly battle for control of the Congo’s rich diamond and mineral reserves, while most of the 70 more info
A Voice for the Voiceless
Every 26 seconds, a child is sold into slavery. Most of these children are coerced or pushed into the sex industry and forced to engage in sexual acts with adults several times a day. Destiny Rescue goes undercover into brothels and red-light districts around the world to find and rescue these children.
“To find enslaved children, we enter a brothel and ask for a young girl just like a normal customer would,” says David Grant, program more info