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01
Feb

Welfareville

Last evening, my friend Narry Santos and I wandered for a few hours through Welfareville. Really – that’s what the folks here call a massive squatter officially known as Addition Hill, near downtown Manila. What a hopeless name for a slum! Over 100,000 people are crowded into a chaotic urban ghetto, roughly organized into 40 […]

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02
Nov

Healing a Broken World, a few women at a time.

I have just returned from India and am compelled to share a tragic story with a happy ending with you. After the tragic events inflicted against Christians by Hindu fundamentalists in 2008 / 2009, a group of 61 teen-aged women fled into the forest, seeking shelter and safety from the attacks committed against Christians. Most […]

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26
Oct

A Tsunami of Transformation

On Dec. 26, 2004 a devastating underwater earthquake in the Indian Ocean wreaked havoc on the Indonesian island of Nias, the largest of the islands off Sumatra. 122 people were killed and hundreds were left homeless. Shortly after reconstruction had begun, another earthquake struck on March 28, 2005, the second most powerful ever registered in […]

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28
Sep

He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the… smart

I am writing  from Berlin, Germany. Yesterday, I met with two leaders of Friends for the Mission Among Chinese in Germany (FMCD), a German-Chinese mission reaching out to bring the good news of Jesus to the Chinese diaspora here. Our staff, Ruth and John Chan, have been serving faithfully with this organization for the past […]

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01
Jun

Random ACTS of Integral Mission

When I was writing Wordeed, I felt an almost magnetic pull to the story of the earliest church, the one recounted by Luke in Acts 2:42-47 & 4:32-35. I re-read them many times but it seemed that  the power of the narrative was lost to me, like a favourite old song that  I had played […]

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28
May

CBM Integral Mission Video

This video highlights the work that CBM has been doing globally.

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