PU 021: Studying Abroad in Africa

Caitlin Daniel spent a semester in Africa with the Go ED semester abroad program. In this interview she shares lessons from her experience that apply to any world traveler.

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PU 020: A Place Where Children Don’t Die

Carolyn Wetzel shares a tool called the Care Group Model, which mobilizes community members in developing communities to share health information with one another. It’s a low-cost, highly effective, far-reaching way to save children’s lives. Carolyn also discusses the biblical truths communicated by the innate structure of care groups.

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Carolyn Wetzel is Health and Nutrition Programs Coordinator at Food for the Hungry.

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PU 014: HIV/AIDS in Africa

As World AIDS Day approaches, Kim Buttonow discusses HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The spread of the virus – and whom it affects – may surprise you.  Kim shares stories of tragedy and hope in Africa, including this quote from a volunteer in Kenya: “The most important thing we offer to the community is not the skills we have, or the interventions we offer, or even school fees for their children – it is hope.”

Kim Buttonow is HIV/AIDS Program Director at Food for the Hungry.

Learn more about Food for the Hungry’s work on HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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The most important thing we offer to the community is not the skills we have, or the interventions we offer, or even school fees for their children, it is hope.

PU 013: Thanksgiving in the Hard Places

Thankfulness among the poor.

Are the poor thankful? For what? Listen to reports from people working with poor and marginalized people around the world.

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PU 010: Insights from a Short-term Team

An interview with Josh Kienzle on lessons learned from colonialism and taking the posture of a cross-cultural learner.

Josh shares the location and characteristics of Mozambique, with special attention to the community of Mucodza, Mozambique.

Who is the main character of a short-term mission trip? It should be God, not the team. (Mark 10)

God is rewriting the history of Mozambique and the text of our lives. (2 Sam 22:21-25)

Social problems due to colonialism, and social problems due to sin (Romans 12:21)

Short-term teams to Mozambique and other countries

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PU 003: The Tragedy of Taking Shortcuts

Converts or disciples? What’s the difference? In this episode we consider the country of Rwanda.

Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda
Areas of Development: Spiritual, Social, Physical, Mental

Scripture references:

  • Exodus 20:13
  • Matthew 5:44; 6:25-33; 28:18-20
  • 2 Peter 1:3
  • Philippians 4:8

Application for ministry–the importance of discipleship
Application for the world’s poor–long-term change

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PU 001: Introduction

Welcome to our first episode! Today we share statistics on global poverty and what to expect from this podcast.

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