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May 18, 2017

One of our SP staff in Bangkok, Kyle, tells of a friend who has cared so well for children in a local slum community.

Over three years ago, Boung and a few other friends of ours began a small homework club in Potong, the first neighborhood I lived in. Boung was a friend from church, and she was looking for a way to be a blessing to kids in my community. At first, she was a bit uncomfortable with the dark alleys and the giant roaches, but she continued to come back week after week. Boung was also a part of a small discipleship group I lead as we explored God's word and God's calling to love the poor and to seek his Kingdom in Thailand. Even today, Boung continues to faithfully visit and encourage the kids in this community.

May 18, 2017

Beauty, SP staff in Nicaragua, launched Mujeres de Shalom in the autumn of 2015 with eighteen women. This group has grown to thirty-five women over the last year and a half, and is impacting over 150 people annually. Beauty tells her story below:

Our motto in Mujeres de Shalom is 'Transforming Families through Integral Women'. In October 2015, the eighteen women shared their expectations and committed themselves to attend meetings once every two weeks. We have been amazed at what God has done since then! 

May 16, 2017

Chrissy, SP staff in South Africa, shares how she has been blessed by supporting a women's health club in their community. 

This last year, I started out with excitement and many unknowns as I took over to be a support for Kaofela Retlakgona Ladies Health Club (KRLHC). But it has been a real gift to me as I've gotten to know the ladies more and to see how they have grown in leadership, knowledge, and friendship.

Apr 19, 2017

Kyle, SP staff in Bangkok, shares how their after-school program strives to keep kids away from the lure of drugs.

Suwan Prasit is a small community in Bangkok with some amazing kids. But one of the dangers of being a kid in Suwan Prasit is the drug problem. It's one of the biggest concerns that parents in the neighborhood have regarding their children. One mother, after clarifying that her family has nothing to do with drugs, estimated that over 80% of the households on her street have connections to drugs in one way or another. She explained that by age twelve, many children are already involved in trafficking drugs. I'm not sure how accurate her statistic are, but it is nonetheless cause for alarm.

Apr 19, 2017

There once was a powerful, loving, generous King, yet his children lived lives of scarcity. How did this come to be?

Katelyn, SP staff in Vancouver, shares her reflections on 1 Kings 19. 

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