Category Archives: Global

A Profound Imprint: A Team Member Reflects on Her Experience in Njuruta, Kenya

In the previous post, I explained Advent Conspiracy – how every year we challenge ourselves as a church family to prayerfully consider spending less and giving more. I described how this year we have the opportunity to provide desks for every student … Continue reading

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The Gift of a Desk: An Advent Conspiracy Project

Every first grader has her or his own set of challenges. Mine involved things like struggling to beat the best tetherball player at recess or coping with the fact that everyone else seemed to have better items in their lunch box than … Continue reading

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Wisdom for Benevolence- Helping Without Hurting

What do you do when someone approaches you in a parking lot asking you for a bus pass or for enough money for a hotel that night? How about when you get approached on a Sunday morning by someone who wants … Continue reading

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Two Thousand Words

A thousand words. That’s what a picture is worth, right? What about TWO pictures? Two thousand, of course! This well known line reminds us that what we see can make quite an impression on us; and this was certainly true on October 19th. That’s the … Continue reading

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Why Kenya?

(Part 4 of 6) Why Kenya? Since its inception in 2008, Chrio Communities has been blessed by a friendship with the community of Njuruta, Kenya through a Christian, relief and development organization called Food for the Hungry (FH). While Njuruta … Continue reading

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Why Honduras?

(Part 3 of 6) I want to introduce you to one of our own, a young woman named Jenny Kast. Her love-affair with Honduras began a few years ago when she and her husband, Sean, moved there to serve with an organization called “Heart … Continue reading

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Six Eggs (Reflections from Kenya)

 “How was your trip to Africa?” “Did it change you?” “What did you get out of it?” These were common questions last summer, having just returned from a mission trip to Kenya. And since I’m the pastor who not only … Continue reading

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