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Braving bullets to reach forgotten

Braving bullets to reach forgotten

November 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

Church team survives firefight between police, gang in Rio slum About midnight, the team heads out, almost 100 of them. They walk single-file down a narrow road leading into a steamy Rio de Janeiro slum called Arará. They head toward the baile funk music pounding through giant speakers in theRead More

Breaking bread, talking faith in France

Breaking bread, talking faith in France

September 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

LYON, France — In a culture where food is life but the church is history, the Refuge gives young English-speaking Christians here a regular helping of both. Like Lyon itself, tonight’s combination pizza party/Bible study is a melting pot. In one corner of this spacious downtown apartment, a young IndianRead More

In Ukraine, friendships protect vulnerable girls

In Ukraine, friendships protect vulnerable girls

September 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

KIEV, Ukraine — The kids playing tag in this park might not know it, but many of them have two things that certain powerful people value — innocence and desperation. It’s a combination that makes young people like these low-income kids from the nearby Trieszhrina neighborhood vulnerable to human traffickersRead More

On Olympics Night, kids and adults alike took part in crazy relay races.

Transformation in Poland

August 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

Family Camp thrives on a unique and unlikely partnership with a Nebraska church As a group of Nebraskans piles their luggage into a van on the final day of Oboz Rodzinny (Family Camp), a Polish college student offers thanks. “You are changing Poland,” Samuel Skrzypkowski tells them. Actually, all involvedRead More

How Christians help Muslims find identity

How Christians help Muslims find identity

August 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

ReachGlobal, Pakistani youths find common ground in Birmingham It’s hard enough for a teenager to find his identity. For the Muslim boys like 16-year-old Faisal piling into the community center gym this Friday night, it’s downright ridiculous. Part of the rapidly growing Pakistani community in Birmingham, England, Faisal and theRead More

Bringing smiles to a slum

Bringing smiles to a slum

August 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm 0 comments
Walking with the wounded in Kiev

Walking with the wounded in Kiev

July 18, 2012 at 10:57 am 0 comments

ReachGlobal ministry helps fill Christian counseling void Whatever the causes of mental distress — family conflict, unemployment, the ghosts of communist oppression — Ukrainians are suffering a lot of it. The problem is, in Ukraine, the ratio of people who are hurting to people who are qualified to help themRead More

Compassion for destitute in San Jose

Compassion for destitute in San Jose

July 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

ReachGlobal reaches poor through clinic partnership Some people in Costa Rica can easily afford health care. Others, like Maria*, can only hope and pray for it. Temporarily without her usual domestic-help jobs, Maria, a sweet middle-aged Nicaraguan woman, lives with 16 other family members under the same roof in theRead More

Euro 2012 draws traffic, traffickers

Euro 2012 draws traffic, traffickers

June 6, 2012 at 11:13 am 0 comments

A Prayer for Kiev from EFCA ReachGlobal on Vimeo. In Kiev, ReachGlobal networks to prevent prostitution Almost 1 million soccer fans will spill into the Ukrainian capital of Kiev over the next several weeks to watch the Euro 2012 tournament. They’ll buy the standard tickets, souvenirs and beer. Thousands alsoRead More

Generosity lives

Generosity lives

May 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

When God bursts into the room, things tend to get turned on their head. People at Constance Free Church (EFCA) in Andover, Minn., found that out firsthand on Feb. 26. That’s when, in response to a challenge to give $60,000 for Tandala Hospital in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo, the congregation of 1,400 peopleRead More