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Agape Celebrates 5 Years!

On June 25, a party was held to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Agape Rehabilitation Complex! Current patients and residents of Agape, employees and other guests were in attendance. Polos shirts with the Agape logo were given to all employees for the occasion. The evening included a delicious dinner, a concert by some of our own employees, recollection, and gratitude for how Agape came into existence and has been upheld by God’s hand these past 5 years, and an admonition to continue in the work from our senior pastor at Fimiam Church. It was a wonderful evening together!

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Standards and Guidelines to Support Human Dignity in Cross-Cultural Healthcare

The relief and development community has created a set of comprehensive minimum standards for humanitarian response, although they have been slow to make significant progress in the USA. These standards, known as the Sphere standards, are a set of principles and minimum standards created to improve quality and accountability of humanitarian response in four technical areas: Water supply, sanitation, and hygiene promotion (WASH), Food security and nutrition, Shelter, and settlement, and last but not least Health.

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Hand for a Hand

Imagine living life without the use of one arm. It would be hard, right? Now, imagine living life without both arms. That sounds next to impossible. How does one eat, drink, or use the bathroom? Get dressed or make something to eat? This is a story of a man who tragically lost both of his arms, and how God got him new ones.

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GROWTH AMONG ROCKS AND THORNS

Spend a few days with us in the Copper Canyon and you’ll begin to understand what the enemies of growth are: disease, alcoholism, lack of education, the list goes on. Yet a deeper threat than the dry fields are feelings of hopelessness and the people’s fear of curses. Often, even more than their material poverty, these factors prevent the Tarahumara from advancing to a healthier way of life.

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Maternity

This is a serious post from a heartbroken pediatrician.  I know the statistics: neonatal deaths account for 40% of deaths in children <5years of life.  Most neonatal deaths occur at home within the first 28days of life, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.  Midwives are critical in decreasing death rates.  Check, check, and check.  Now, what can we actually DO in a low-resource area with insecurity, to really make a difference?

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ACST x2 = 1 God

Wilberforce’s 4-point description of any believing Christian’s responsibility to the Word of God stands relevant in 2021 as steadfastly as in his day. Transformation happens when we hear and obey God’s Word. The Word’s power reverberates in our hearts every time we hear reports from ministry partners who use Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) in their Community Health Evangelism (CHE) efforts. One facilitator shared …

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International Women’s Month at Kalukembe!

March was International Women’s Month. To celebrate here in Kalukembe, the hospital offered 3 days of free prenatal consults and ultrasounds. We did in tandem a day focussing on obstetric fistula prevention, with a public health team coming to visit from Lubango to give talks at the hospital, in the patient villa, and at the nursing school.

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