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A Mom’s Confession

May 15, 2017 |

This post is written by Becky, a CAMA worker in West Africa. I have a mom confession. Sunday isn’t my children’s favorite day of the week. In fact, typically there is a lot of begging to stay home and do “home church.” I get it, the services in West Africa are three hours long. They’re […]

The Good Developer: An Intern’s Perspective

May 9, 2016 |

Today’s post is written by Matthew Albright, an Envision intern with CAMA working at the Jɛgɛ Ɲuman fish farm in Mali. The project provides Malians with tools to increase agricultural yields through innovative, sustainable farming methods. Matthew set out in May 2015 and is about to finish his one-year internship. My time here in central Mali has been anything […]

Reclaiming Hospitality

October 26, 2015 |

Today’s post is written by Dave Manske, director for Church Multiplication in the North Central District of The Alliance. Hospitality isn’t exclusive to Christians or Americans. My memory of a generous reception in a small Filipino village is still a humbling one—the charity extended by my language teacher, a practicing spiritist, is still a convicting […]

Some Plant, Some Water, God Makes It Grow

March 30, 2015 |

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their […]

Language: A power for good or evil

March 2, 2015 |

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves […]