Relief & Development

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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…
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No Longer On The Streets

Meet Marta, a single mom to one son. A year ago, she was struggling to make ends meet. Selling food on the streets was her only way to make a…
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A New Life

Rufina received an opportunity to create a new life. As a wife and mother of five, Rufina now had hope that she could provide for her youngest adopted daughter, Anita.…
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Syria’s war has deadliest month this year

September has been the deadliest month in Syria's civil war so far this year, a monitoring group has said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said more than…