Impact Blog

I'm so glad that Jesus was manifested to the world to destroy the works of the devil! This is not only good news for you and me but is good news for the girls of Nepal who are being trafficked by the thousands to brothels in India and elsewhere. In Psalms it says that justice is the foundation of His throne and in Amos it says let justice flow like water and righteousness like an unfailing stream. Thank God that in Nepal His justice is beginning to flow as our partner is bringing Hope and opportunity to the impoverished and vulnerable. On our last trip we learned so much about Nepal and its people as we trekked in the beautiful mountains, listened to those who have poured out their lives there such as the leader of a remote village who has endured through much suffering to bring opportunity and hope to his community and helped to end trafficking there. The richness that personally has been added to my life through friendships in Nepal is a priceless treasure. Cynthia got to facilitate a conversation in a youth center about how to find healthy relationships and live healthy lives. We got to participate with our partner in the distribution of water filters, and the construction of a school. A new day is dawning on this beautiful nation! Come be ray of light with us! Come swim in the river of justice that flows from the Maker of Heaven and earth, justice that is full of Faith, Hope, and Love!  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: A New Day is Dawning in Nepal

Having just returned from an overseas trip to nations in the developing world, I find myself thankful on levels I usually take for granted. Are we driving home from the airport on air? The road is so smooth. Where are the bone jarring, head hitting the jeep ceiling kind of bumps? Where is the traffic we have to weave in and out of and the motorcycles squeezing by to get to the front of the queue while we sit in the interminably long line of traffic waiting our turn as the police officer is doing his best to organize the chaos? 
What do I do with the toilet paper? Where is the trash bin? Or can I flush it down the loo? 
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Checkout the Latest: A Traveler's Perspective by Cynthia Pearson

I love my morning showers. Hot water. Shampooed and conditioned hair; the clean feeling leaves me ready for the day. 

My appreciation grows today. 

It's the dry season in Uganda. The last rain in this part of the country was November 13. The next rains will begin in late February or early March. In the meantime, wells are the main water source. 

Visiting the refugee camp here in Uganda we see firsthand the water shortage. Long lines at the water pumps. Dry, cracked ground where there used to be water for laundry and livestock. Very few vegetables available. 

A water pipe broke and people rushed to fill their containers because the taps wouldn't be open since the water was all rushing through the break in the line. Now they are filtering the water with the Sawyer and sharing with the neighbors. 

Tonight when I shower to wash off the dust and dirt of the day, I'll thank God for water and ask Him to direct us as we seek to do our small part in the world's water crisis. 


 

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Checkout the Latest: The Luxury of Water by Cynthia Pearson

Today I sat with tears in my eyes as I listened to worship pour forth from the Sons and Daughters of Destiny. These are precious men and women who have previously been disregarded, traumatized and castoff in prison or on the streets of Nakuru, Kenya. Today they radiate the grace of God in a stunning display of rescue and transformation. Salvation has restored parents with children, released generational blessings and enabled dreams to be birthed in the midst of business mentorship and training. These men and women are being called into leadership within the church, community and nation. They pray together, worship together and support each other's dreams for  a life with hope and a future. They reach out to others still on the streets knowing that in bringing healing to others, they themselves continue to heal. There are no limits for them as the old has passed away and all things have become new. Salvation has come to Nakuru and I'm speechless at its intensity and the depth of its transformational power. May the God of all grace and mercy open our minds and hearts to see the depths of His love for whoever might be 'the other' in our own lives and may we too offer love and hope as we ask the question, 'Who would God reach through me?'.   Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Who Would God Reach Through Me by Karen Fritzke

One of the principles I like to teach is: When you're in the bullseye of God's assignment for you, it always comes with supernatural favor. On Wednesday evening, the group of businessmen I have been taking around East Africa (YPO) hosted a reception and dinner of other YPO members. We were delighted when, a few weeks ago, the Speaker of the East Africa Legislative Assembly accepted our invitation to be the guest of honor and main speaker at the event. To our great disappointment, we were informed earlier that day that Speaker Kitega would not be able to come, as he was still recovering from a bad fall two days earlier. He kindly sent a representative in his place, a Member of Parliament, who did a fine job at the event.  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Final Report from Kenya by Steve Stewart