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Tensions run high in Central African Republic

Tensions run high in Central African Republic

October 13, 2014 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Amid ongoing violence, some Muslims find help … from Christians / Gamboula, Central African Republic – When a death squad came to the mission hospital here a few months ago, its leaders demanded to go inside and massacre all of the Muslim patients. What they didn’t know was, none wereRead More

Colorado: Scenes from a disaster

Colorado: Scenes from a disaster

September 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Margie Davis picked through debris in what used to be her back yard. She’s lived in the tiny mountain community of Glenhaven, Colo., for 16 years. Saturday (Sept. 21) was her second time back to the house she shares with her husband, mother and father-in-law, since flood waters overwhelmed theRead More

Colorado floods: A pastor’s advice to churches

Colorado floods: A pastor’s advice to churches

September 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm 0 comments
At the hospital in Gamboula

Amid Central African chaos, ministry goes on

September 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

News reports from the Central African Republic indicate the country has descended into chaos after last spring’s coup. In Gamboula, three miles from the Cameroon border, a cautious calm holds for now. “We don’t want to scare people or make them think we are stupid to remain back,” says Dr.Read More

Laura Lamont (right) with her mother, Carmela Saulle.

Staten Island survivor recounts terrifying night

July 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

By Jacqueline Watson and Jim Killam As a ReachGlobal Crisis Response team installs insulation and hangs sheetrock in her Staten Island home, Laura Lamont can scarcely believe the transformation. Nightmarish memories are giving way to hope. Last October, Hurricane Sandy roared ashore, swamping the working-class Midland Beach neighborhood. Laura’s small,Read More

Rebuilding homes and lives after Hurricane Sandy

Rebuilding homes and lives after Hurricane Sandy

July 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

Hurricane Sandy may be a fading memory for most Americans, but in New York and New Jersey, recovering from the Oct. 29, 2012, disaster will take years. Here’s a video report on the cooperative effort between Salem Evangelical Free Church of Staten Island, N.Y., and ReachGlobal Crisis Response. Volunteer teamsRead More

Church multiplies in Nepal

Church multiplies in Nepal

June 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The 85 Nepali Christians sitting on the church floor have more than good notes to show for today’s church-planting training. They already have dozens of new churches sprouting as a result of it. Today’s training is actually a follow-up to a course held in Kathmandu last September.Read More

After Sandy, help for the long haul in NY, NJ

After Sandy, help for the long haul in NY, NJ

May 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

In the seven months since Hurricane Sandy roared into the Jersey Shore, the public’s attention has moved on. That doesn’t mean communities don’t still face months and years of recovery work. The barrier island of Brigantine, adjacent to Atlantic City, saw more than 2,500 homes swamped Oct. 30. About 500Read More

Kim Cone with the Seleka commander at the Cameroon border.

Hopeful signs in C.A.R.

May 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm 0 comments

Five of the missionaries evacuated from Central African Republic March 24 returned for a visit in early May and found hopeful news. “The rebels have indeed wreaked havoc on many parts of CAR,” ReachGlobal’s Kim Cone writes in an email. “However, by God’s grace, thus far, Gamboula has been mostly spared.” TheRead More

Missionaries narrowly escape coup in Africa

Missionaries narrowly escape coup in Africa

March 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

It all seemed like some apocalyptic action movie. Society in chaos. Machine-gun-toting bad guys driving a ragtag collection of stolen trucks across the Central African savanna. Chasing … what? A convoy of missionaries headed for the border? That’s what played out on Palm Sunday in the Central African Republic, followingRead More