Church, Childhood and Slumdog Millionaire

I am still reflecting on the movie Slumdog Millionaire that I mentioned a few posts back. While the movie did not focus on care of children coming from at risk situations, the news following the movie has. Who is in the best position to care for children on the street and living in high risk … Continue reading Church, Childhood and Slumdog Millionaire

180 Degrees Alliance – United Global Action with Street Children

Here's a copy of the recent 180 Degrees Alliance newsletter. The letter primarily focuses on our work in the Philippines and Brazil. The strategy is focused around working through these hubs to increase an impact in the lives of street-living and working children. To read more about 180 Degrees go to 180 Degrees Alliance. Click … Continue reading 180 Degrees Alliance – United Global Action with Street Children

Ministerial Goals for 2009

As we approach 2009, we are mindful of the challenges ahead for our world and many of our friends and family. The economic situation has been quite challenging to many friends and supporters. ESEPA has also been struck with its difficulties as foundations and supporters have communicated their lack of funding for 2009. Despite all … Continue reading Ministerial Goals for 2009

Short-term Missions and Children at Risk

A new book has just been released by William Carey Library called Effective Engagement in Short-term Missions: Doing it Right. William Carey Library calls it, "the single most ambitious effort to date to understand and improve upon patterns of ministry in STM." If you or your church/org. plans on taking a short-term mission or conducting … Continue reading Short-term Missions and Children at Risk

Costa Rica Celebrating 60 Years of Military Abolition

Interesting article on military abolition in Costa Rica (see below). While there is still a way to go in forming a country of peace, the article rightly points out that Costa Rica is moving towards creating a culture of peace. Perhaps the bigger piece that is missing is the idea of bibilical shalom, which takes … Continue reading Costa Rica Celebrating 60 Years of Military Abolition