Around the World: Filmmakers in Iceland, success in Africa and more quick takes
Around the World is our monthly rundown of news briefs,…
Around the World is our monthly rundown of news briefs, links and quotes from Churches of Christ all over the globe. Got an idea for this column? Email Erik Tryggestad at [email protected]
Featured image (above): A child in rural Honduras, served by the Mission Lazarus ministry, receives a MAGI box of clothes, toys, hygiene items and school supplies.
Healing Hands International, a nonprofit supported by Churches of Christ, sent more than 25,000 boxes in 2021 to children in Honduras, Zambia, Kenya, Paraguay and the Texas/Mexico border, said Alisa Van Dyke, Healing Hands’ creative director.
More than 200 churches and schools filled the boxes. MAGI stands for “Make A Godly Impact.” Learn more at hhi.org/magi.
NAIROBI — Patrons peruse paintings during an art show at Made in the Streets’ Eastleigh Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The nonprofit, supported by Churches of Christ, provides education, job training and love for children who live on the streets of the East African capital.
Kids served by the ministry created the original paintings, drawings and sculptures. Students training in the ministry’s catering program prepared food for the event. All of the works sold. For more information, see madeinthestreets.org.
MELBOURNE — About 40 youths attended Revive 2021, an annual camp moved online due to the pandemic.
Participants played games including Pictionary and Kahoot! and “speed friending,” said participant Faith Tabalujan. The games provided “an especially uplifting opportunity for spiritual encouragement for those of us stuck in pandemic lockdowns across Australia.”
Peter Tickner of the Macquarie Church of Christ in Sydney used Tupperware to demontrate “The Treasure Within,” taken from Paul’s letter to the Colossians.
MPIKA — The invitation to speak in this southern African village was most encouraging, said minister Kennedy Mukuka.
The road to get there? Not so much. It’s a 430-mile trip from Mukuka’s home in Lusaka over a road nicknamed “Hell Run” when he was a kid. He made the journey on public transport with “potholes punctuating what felt like every mile.”
But the day-long seminar was worth the trip, said Mukuka, who worked with Zambians who have been studying the World Bible School curriculum. Among topics of discussion was “the question of God saving only
Christians when there are so many good people in other religions like Hinduism and Islam,” the minister said. The seminar had 38 participants.
“The following day I was on the morning bus heading back home,” Mukuka said, “refreshed and encouraged.”
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