Category Archives : Survival Paks

Rumors of a witch October 24, 2016

“Did you hear?” a woman asked one of her neighbors in a shabby street of a Kenyan slum.

“Hear what?” the other asked eager to hear the latest gossip.

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This brave mother has endured much in her life.

“I heard it from a woman five houses down,” the first one said with an air of importance. “I don’t know where she got the news but she said it is from a reliable source.”

“What is it? What is it? Tell me!”

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CCW responds to food and other post-hurricane needs October 24, 2016

It has only been a few weeks since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, and yet for some, the memories must still be very vivid. Can you imagine what a poor mother felt as she watched this powerful storm tear through her home, washing away her few possessions and spoiling the small plot of land where she’d planted a few vegetables?

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The fear and anguish deep within her as she clutched her children tight through the wind and rain, wondering how she would provide for them when the storm finally stopped raging?

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Rebuilding from nothing June 14, 2016

This is the next blog in our #GoBeyondHope Series, featuring on-the-ground updates from Annette and Nathan as they visit our ministry locations in Kenya and Uganda.

Baby Annet and little Mohamad waiting for their mother to return.

Baby Annet and little Mohamad waiting for their mother to return.

Yesterday, I was led to a grassy cliff overlooking Lake Victoria. Walking down the narrow dirt path, I enjoyed the breezes coming off the lake… they were cooling and I enjoyed seeing the grass swishing in waves like the sea. The idyllic setting did nothing to prepare me for the coming encounter.

I was led into a clearing with a small shack, really nothing more than a pile of logs. Just beyond it, there were two small children. A baby sat with her naked bottom on the dirt playing with an empty bowl. Her little brother stood looking at his hands, fidgeting nervously. He wouldn’t look up at me, even though I tried to get his attention.  I looked around the clearing and there were no adults to be seen.  These two were all by themselves. A neighbor on a distant hill had seen us coming, and came over to us. She explained that the mother was off in the woods chopping wood to start rebuilding their house which had recently been destroyed in a storm. (more…)