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2016 Ecuador Earthquake: The Continuing Story

August 7, 2017 |

Today’s post is written by Mike Sohm, president of CAMA, and Sara Barzola, the project coordinator of “Mercy for Ecuador.” This article was originally published in the March/April 2017 issue of Alliance Life Magazine. Men, women, and children living on the west coast of Ecuador will never forget where they were April 16, 2016, at 6:58 p.m. That […]

Our Louisiana Neighborhood

August 24, 2016 |

Today’s post is written by James Harthoorn, pastor of Burning Heart Fellowship (C&MA) in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. Some of the images seen on major news outlets of the recent Louisiana flood are where his house and church plant are located. At one point in our neighborhood, I believe we had one foot of water rising […]

Flooding Overwhelms Louisiana

August 19, 2016 |

One of the worst recent U.S. disasters hit Louisiana. Days of heavy thunderstorms poured 31 inches of rain across a third of the state.

World Refugee Day: A Story to Celebrate

June 20, 2016 |

25 years ago, Joseph Kebbie was one of the thousands of Liberians who fled to Guinea at the start of the civil war. This war would go on to claim the lives of one out of every 17 people in Liberia. Of the survivors, nearly a million people would seek refuge in the surrounding countries—a quarter of a […]

The Woodcarver

May 16, 2016 |

Today’s post is written by Brian Burns, Emergency Relief Coordinator for CAMA Services in Jordan. “Wait, how do I know this man?” Not an amazing picture, I started to click through the remaining photos I received from a recent food distribution in Iraq. Then it hit me. Back in January, I had visited Iraq to […]