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Power to the People

Power to the People

April 20, 2022  |  ,
Listen to Episode 5 Empowering local leaders is a game-changer.  This week we begin by hearing from Carol Cartmill who unpacks what empowerment means in international development work.  Next we'll journey to Malawi where you'll hear stories from Hugo Ngwira and Funnie Nkhoma and their perspectives on empowerment. CALL TO ACTION:  Sponsor Global Education! Church […]
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Getting to Know So & So with Milton from Honduras

Getting to Know So & So with Milton from Honduras

April 13, 2022  |  ,
Listen to Episode 4 BIG IDEA Relationships bring hope tasks can't do that. People always come before tasks.   Call to Action – Try a Serve trip! Did listening to Courtney & Robin inspire you to try a serve trip? Maybe listening this week reminded you why you love to serve cross-culturally. It's not too late! […]
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Relationships Make the World Go Around

Relationships Make the World Go Around

April 6, 2022  |  , ,
Listen to Episode 3 BIG IDEA How do we think about relationships? We prioritize people over tasks. Strong & trusting relationships are the foundation of every partnership, whether they be personal or professional.  Without a solid relational foundation, communication can be misinterpreted, partnerships can be fractured, and progress will be stalled.  Join us as we […]
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Getting to Know So and So: Ian & Siphiwe

Getting to Know So and So: Ian & Siphiwe

March 29, 2022  |  ,
Listen to Episode 2 BIG IDEA  Get to know Rev. Siphiwe Madi & Rev. Ian France two Methodist Pastors from South Africa doing life transforming work side by side in their community. They work together in one of the most vulnerable communities near Johannesburg, Mooisplaas.  They come from two very different backgrounds and will help us […]
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We Don't Fit in a Box

We Don't Fit in a Box

March 23, 2022  |  ,
Listen to Episode 1 BIG IDEA  It is important to remember that we have the same human dreams for thriving, but we take different approaches, and we are differently resourced.   Some Key Terms & Resources:  Culture: is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and norms found in human societies, as well as the […]
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Welcome to Bridging Cultures

Welcome to Bridging Cultures

March 1, 2022  |  
One day a group of four ladies hopped on a Zoom call and said, “How can we share these amazing stories with the whole world?” Someone inevitably proclaimed, “Let’s start a podcast!”
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Honduras August Team, Day 8

Honduras August Team, Day 8

August 22, 2021  |  
Hello, everyone! It's our last morning in Honduras. We had a breakfast to make us feel at home: eggs, bacon and toast. After breakfast we went to see the Christ statue overseeing the city of Tegucigalpa. We were able to reflect on our week’s accomplishments and remember we are here to serve others. Then it […]
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Honduras Team August 2021, Day 7

Honduras Team August 2021, Day 7

August 22, 2021  |  
Hello! Our morning started with a little anxiety as we were administered our COVID tests to return home. After the tests and a quick lunch, we headed to the hills for our Cultural Day. First stop was coffee and tour of a cathedral in Santa Lucia. The cathedral was constructed in 1809. Next stop was […]
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Honduras Team August 2021, Day 6

Honduras Team August 2021, Day 6

August 20, 2021  |  
Thursday was our last serve day in El Obraje and we finished each project ahead of schedule and to the satisfaction of our local counterparts. After final touches on our ditch retaining wall we enjoyed a soccer game with local children and another game with local youth/adults. It was an enjoyable way to share their […]
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Honduras Team August 2021, Day 5

Honduras Team August 2021, Day 5

August 19, 2021  |  
Wednesday was another day of hard work under a hot sun. It looks like we will be able to finish the projects on Thursday, and maybe have a little time left over for a Futbol game with the neighbor kids. Thursday will be our last day in El Obraje & we will be sad to […]
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Honduras Team August 2021, Day 4

Honduras Team August 2021, Day 4

August 18, 2021  |  
El Jefe’ Let’s meet a couple of the people we are working with on our projects. Juan Carlos is the boss, (El Jefe), in back. Augustine is the boss in front. We are building a fence in the back of the church and we are building a drainage ditch in front. It’s hard work and […]
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Honduras Team August 2021, Day 3

Honduras Team August 2021, Day 3

August 17, 2021  |  
Monday marked the first day the team went to El Obraje to go to work! The day consisted of lots of heavy lifting and digging to support the construction of a fence and a drainage canal. All team members jumped in. It will be a sore but rewarding tomorrow as the team continues to perform […]
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