Podcast: Leading Africa New Life Ministries with Charles Mugisha and Alan Hotchkiss (Season 1, Episode 6)

This episode focuses specifically on leading the work of Africa New Life Ministries (ANLM) and highlights the roles and relationship of the two key leaders of the organization, Dr. Charles Mugisha (President and co-founder) and Alan Hotchkiss (U.S. Executive Director). The two share insights on mutual respect and trust in guiding both the U.S. and … Continue reading Podcast: Leading Africa New Life Ministries with Charles Mugisha and Alan Hotchkiss (Season 1, Episode 6)

Podcast: Getting Kids Home with Brandon Stiver (Season 1, Episode 5)

Brandon Stiver has lived and worked in Tanzania, California and now in Tacoma, WA. Brandon started off his work with at-risk kids working in the child welfare sector in Moshi, Tanzania. After taking a hiatus in the states, he and his family returned to Moshi to setup a non-profit to care for kids, but with … Continue reading Podcast: Getting Kids Home with Brandon Stiver (Season 1, Episode 5)

Podcast: Justice, Hope, Freedom with Adrienne Livingston (Season 1, Episode 4)

On this episode we talk to Adrienne Livingston about her work with WorldVenture. Adrienne is a humanitarian and global catalyst in combating sex trafficking. She currently serves as the Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives with WorldVenture which aims to bring positive change to underserved communities through service, partnership and advocacy. With over 20 years of … Continue reading Podcast: Justice, Hope, Freedom with Adrienne Livingston (Season 1, Episode 4)

Reflections from Korea

What I anticipated was going to be just another conference, has been anything but that. Ya, plenty of papers have been read in fine academic style, but what has really stood out are those that I have met and become reacquainted with from previous ministry and international gatherings. In the words of Steve Bevans - … Continue reading Reflections from Korea

Toward Transformation: Bringing Together Mission, Justice & Development (Part 4)

  Mission+Justice+Development Missiologist Andrew Kirk implores us to listen to two voices when reading Scripture, the voice of God (Scripture) and the voice (the cry) of the people. This process helps us to combine the central message of Scripture with the, “Reality of every situation into which the message and life of Christ comes” (2000, … Continue reading Toward Transformation: Bringing Together Mission, Justice & Development (Part 4)

Third Highest Peak in Oregon and Fighting Human Trafficking

Can I brag about my wife for a second? She's an amazing woman who is an incredibly self-less and caring person. Christina Grissen-Burch is about to stand on top of Oregon's third highest peak for someone she doesn't even know. Here's the details: August 28-30 she will be taking a three day fundraising climb up … Continue reading Third Highest Peak in Oregon and Fighting Human Trafficking

Local Alliance for Holistic Child Development

Over this past year, ESEPA, Roblealto Child Care and VIVA of Latin America have been dialoguing about the need to train children at risk workers in quality child-care. On November 4th we all came together to sign an agreement to launch a new certificate program in Desarrollo Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia (Holistic Child … Continue reading Local Alliance for Holistic Child Development

49 Statistics for the Needy Worldwide (especially children)

49 Statistics for the Needy Worldwide (especially children) Compiled by Kim Craig 1.  Six-thousand children died today from water-related illnesses.  – “Child Survival Fact Sheet: Water and Sanitation” (New York, NY: United Nations Children’s Fund), http://www.unicef.org/media/media_21423.html. 2.  Over one billion people in the world have no access to improved water sources. – David Redhouse, “No … Continue reading 49 Statistics for the Needy Worldwide (especially children)