Podcast: Learning from Word Made Flesh Rwanda with Shelbye Renfro

Thanks to a recent trip back to Portland, I was able to connect with MAGDJ alumna Shelbye Renfro in the Multnomah Studios. Shelbye works in a community in Kigali, Rwanda with the organization Word Made Flesh. In this episode of Development and Justice Shelbye talks about her work in seeking justice in her adopted community … Continue reading Podcast: Learning from Word Made Flesh Rwanda with Shelbye Renfro

Small-Scale (Member/soul care) and Large-Scale (think earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.) Disasters

Member care and disasters, both man-made and natural, are areas that need our attention. Most of my day has been consumed looking at these issues. I am part of the Trends and Issues summit here at the Accord Conference. Our issues today dealt with both large-scale (think earthquakes, hurricanes and wars) and small-scale disasters (think … Continue reading Small-Scale (Member/soul care) and Large-Scale (think earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.) Disasters

ACCORD Network and Integral Mission

This week I am blogging just outside of Asheville, N.C. at the Accord Network conference for Christian Development and Relief organizations. Excited to be here representing Multnomah and MA Global Development and Justice program. After a red eye flight and a quick stroll up Chimney Rock here close to the conference, I headed for the … Continue reading ACCORD Network and Integral Mission

A Tribute to Khen Tuang (aka TuaTuang)

This past week the Multnomah community lost a friend and fellow servant. Khen Tuang was killed in an automobile accident along with his friend Peter who was a refugee from Myanmar (who tragically lost his wife in a refugee camp in Thailand in 2008, now leaving their three children orphaned). Khen’s wife and daughter were … Continue reading A Tribute to Khen Tuang (aka TuaTuang)