Renew Crew Blog Archives

Showing blog posts from February, 2018

Feb 27, 2018 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo


I am taking a break from the meeting with the Southern Africa Ministry Team when I see this image on the bookshelf: a wood carving of a man with a glass of water in front of him. I cannot help staring. It communicates volumes about how we need to carefully consider the values and behaviors we express through our work.

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Feb 22, 2018 by Faye Yu

Coping Mechanisms

While most of you are buried under a few inches of snow or huddled in front of your space heater, we in the southern hemisphere are wearing our shorts and enjoying warm sunny days. It is the rainy season in Malawi — one of my favorite times of the year. The hillsides are covered in different shades of green and Malawi is particularly breathtaking! Yet even in the rainy season, there are weeks where we don’t see a drop of rain. While the children rejoice at more days of playing outside, those who depend on farming to eat are very worried. They watch as their maize crops slowly dry... Read More

Feb 21, 2018 by Tom Post

What is Courage?

Duong Thoeun is a courageous woman. This Cambodian mother of three young children had the courage to try to something different, to say no to the “usual way” and now, with the help of her children, earns $7 a day from her cucumber harvest—pretty good money in rural Cambodia!

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Feb 20, 2018 by Steve Sywulka

Transformative Growth

The Southern Africa Ministry Team is growing in different ways.

Growing in number: We are so grateful to God for extra hands (and brains) to help us be more effective in impacting this region! Two new staff members have joined us:

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