Impact in East Africa

  • Rice + Beans = Sponsorship

    by Nina Horn   For the Lahash community, the transition from March to April has shifted our focus from Rice & Beans to child sponsorship. As Rice & Beans Month participant Nina Horn explains, it’s a pretty logical transition… While participating in Rice & Beans month a couple of years ago, our family was inspired to carry the principles of Simplicity, ...

    Posted at April 20, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Compassionate Generosity: Kid-Version

    I love thinking and talking about matters of faith. Long, thoughtful, Christ-centered discussions feed my spirit. However, I've found in my years as a parent that sometimes the best way to sink an important truth deep into my own heart is to explain it to my children. Losing all the extra words and breaking concepts down into age-appropriate ...

    Posted at March 30, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Sacrifice by the Handful

    A group of widows in northern Uganda know first-hand the struggles of living in poverty. Yet somehow, having less doesn't stop them from giving more... When Amazing Grace Children’s Home moved to its permanent location in Adjumani, Uganda, a temporary kitchen helped get the home established. Lacking funds for improvements, they used it until local officials ordered it torn down due to safety issues. Significant ...

    Posted at March 21, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized,video | 0 Comment
  • Dripping With Promise

    A simple irrigation system in Kenya is not only nourishing soil, but souls... When God called him to prepare a home for vulnerable children, Benson Mungai didn’t start by looking for kids. He planted a garden. Today, in vivid contrast to the dry and dusty landscape, that garden spreads out for acres in front of Nipe Tumaini Children’s Home in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Rows of beans, onions, and spinach stripe ...

    Posted at March 15, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Eating Gabriel’s Lunch

    Our two-year-old has learned to pronounce "solidarity," but the best way to learn what it means is to live it! Through the Lahash Sponsorship Program, we sponsor two precious kids in Tanzania named Anjelina and Baraka. We always feel a deeper connection to them during Rice & Beans Month. We love knowing that their food will increase in quantity and variety because our food ...

    Posted at March 9, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Participant Stories,recipes,video | 0 Comment
  • Eyes Full of Hope

    Is the life of one fragile child worth fighting for? Not everyone would answer this question the same way... “You are struggling for nothing. Gabriel is going to die soon.” When Gabriel was first enrolled in the Lahash Sponsorship Program, the local program staff in Tanzania fought for his health against formidable odds. He was HIV-positive, sick, and malnourished. The comment about ...

    Posted at March 7, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Miracle Seeds

    In rural Tanzania, the good news of the gospel is taking root, alongside village vegetable gardens... In Mwamalili village in northern Tanzania, a new church plant is growing. The area is known for witchcraft and tribal beliefs, so for the seeds of the gospel to take root is nothing short of miraculous. Growing crops in this arid region is nearly as difficult. Plants ...

    Posted at March 1, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Gardens Of Hope

    by Casey Schilperoort photos by Saggiah Wright   "You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." - Isaiah 58:11 These words from the prophet Isaiah are a beautiful promise. But in the dry and dusty village of Mwamalili, this imagery feels strange and out of reach. Droughts threaten water supplies and cloudless skies stretch on for months. Entire fields lay cracked and waiting, like ...

    Posted at March 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • 26Together: We Love You!

    by Josh Petersen, 26Together Coordinator Familiarity. Permanence. Reliability. These are things that children of Amazing Grace in Northern Uganda rarely experienced before coming to the Children’s Home. As orphans and refugees, they have lived in unfamiliar lands, lacked the consistent presence of caregivers, ...

    Posted at March 13, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Impact in East Africa,Participant Stories | 0 Comment
  • Hunger Season

    article by Esther EB Muhagachi, Program Director at Grace and Healing Ministry (GHMD) in Dodoma, Tanzania The times for hunger in Tanzania differ from region to region. In the region of Dodoma, we have a rainy season only once a year, beginning in late November. This is the time that people prepare to plant their food crops. The peak rainfall is in December and January. In ...

    Posted at March 10, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
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