The bags are sitting by the front door and the plane is waiting for us. It’s been five months since we began planning for this trip and the day is here already. The support that we have gotten in the past few months has been unreal. When the idea was first brought forward we all prayed that if this was something God wanted us to do that the path would be marked out for us, and was it ever. Even...

Ana Joya, World Renew's Bridger in Honduras, and I have been traveling around the country this month meeting with community leaders and several of our partner agencies.  We are well underway with the preparations for our November work teams from Canada.  They are New West CRC from British Columbia, West End CRC from Alberta and The Carpenteros and Friends from Ontario. They came about this time last year so it is great to see all three teams returning to continue...

Any appreciation of Cambodia's history and culture requires a visit to Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor. The construction of most of these temple complexes dates back to the twelfth century. As explained in The Rough Guide to Cambodia, "they were built largely due to the uniquely Khmer cult known as devaraja, literally "god-king." Founded on the belief that Khmer kings were earthly incarnations of gods, the cult inspired dizzying heights of architectural megalomania as each successive king endeavoured...

September was a busy month for me as I traveled home to Canada.  It was great to see my family and friends after being abroad for so long.  I also really enjoyed having the opportunity to speak at a few churches and events about the amazing work being done in Honduras in His name.  Many people have known about CRWRC, now World Renew, for years and supported it faithfully without knowing much about the process of transformational development.  I was...

English classes, whether in North America or Cambodia, are made up of elements such as lessons in vocabulary, grammar, spelling and conversation.  It’s all very useful, but can be a bit tedious.  What makes it all come alive is a good story.

And so I have been on the look-out for a short, interesting story, written in simple English, with pictures as cues, and suitable for adults.  This is easier said than done.  I was thrilled to find nearby an "International"...

What does successful community development look like? You see it when a community builds on what it has learned and takes the initiative to launch a new project that helps to lift its people out of poverty. That is what made the visit to Kampong Sleng Village so exciting.

Kampong Sleng is one of 10 villages that benefits from the development work of Love Cambodia (a partner organization of World Renew and funded by Mission Alliance). Under the guidance of Love...

What difference can projects such as a rice bank, a savings group or a seed project make on a family?  Just ask Mr. Hors.  He was eager to tell us. 

The word that Mr. Hors used to describe his family situation of not that many years ago was "empty." He lived in a house smaller than the current rice bank.  He did not have enough food to feed his family.

But participation in a seed project gave him a start.  In this...

Love Cambodia is a Christian development agency doing development work in Prey Veng province, just east of Phnom Penh. This province is cited as one of the poorest regions of the country. The Love Cambodia office is in the province's capital city of Prey Veng; from there staff go out into rural villages to implement various projects.

In the photo gallery are snapshots of urban and rural Prey Veng. They offer a glimpse into the context of Love Cambodia's work.

Our team from Immanuel CRC is very excited to begin the planning phase for our upcoming trip to Haiti in early 2013.

We have initiated our fundraising efforts and have many exciting events in the works to help us meet our goal of $8,500.

Along with preparing for these fundraising events we are also working diligently on brushing up on our Creole (native tongue of our Haitian friends) and our mindset to ensure we are prepared to greet our friends in Haiti.

A few of the...

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