Relief & Development

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Faithfully Serving

Mrs. Clotilde Haedo (pictured on the right), 57 years old, is a hardworking mother of seven, currently living with two of her kids in Isla Bogado, Paraguay, in the neighborhood…
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Allowing Creativity to Flourish

When Benita found out she was sick and began to grow weaker, she could no longer clean houses for a living. She began to sell traditional Paraguayan foods from her…
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Grateful Every Day

Telma is 12 years old and lives with her mother Liz, her grandmother Esperanza and her sister Sara. For the majority of her life she has been under the care…
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Growing Faith and a Business

Irene is a woman of many talents. Though her profession and passion is cosmetology, she began selling perfumes and clothing 22 years ago. She always dreamed of opening her own…
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Hope Through Gifts

Another year has passed since the Syrian Civil War started in 2011 and the country remains unstable. Our partners on the ground are still working faithfully to bring hope and…
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The Family Business

Fifteen years ago, Rosalina knew her life was about to drastically change. When her youngest son was born with mental disabilities, she immediately searched for a way to work from…
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Rekindled Dreams

Alex P., Paraguay LIFE Team Participant, shares his experience below. I was expecting to simply do some business workshops and that was it – but God had greater plans. I…
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Learning to Respond Under Pressure in DART Training

When participating in a DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) mission you need to work through any physical, mental and emotional challenges that may arise -- and that’s just what DART…
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No Longer Just News Stories

  Guest blog by Pam W., Two-Time Lebanon LIFE Team Participant Geopolitical crises and wars have become typical news items. Following the coverage of the war in Syria, the images…
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Being Present in Lebanon

In the past seven years since the Syrian Crisis started, news of the ongoing war has been unavoidable. Uncertainty seems to be the only constant for refugees and yet, there…
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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Paraguay

“I never knew that I could make an impact in other people’s lives with the things that God has taught me and prepared me for,” Osmond, from Richmond, B.C., stated…
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Listening In Lebanon

Nardeen, a medical interpreter in Illinois, gets the opportunity to work with refugees from the Middle East but because her interactions with them are restricted to just interpreting, she has…
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Building a Better Future

Written by GAiN staff who visited Diaconia, our partner in Paraguay, to attend a trust group meeting (part of the micro-enterprise program).   Close your eyes and journey with me…
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Maria’s story

Maria lives in one of the poorer communities of Asuncion, Paraguay. When our partner, Diaconia, arrived at her house, she warmly invited them in and started to share about her…