Where is the line between trusting God even in uncertainty and recognizing when a situation is too dangerous to stay in?
Each summer World Renew and World Missions holds a training to prepare those who are heading off to volunteer with field staff around the world.
Last week, a colleague sent me a link to a blog post entitled "How Support Raising Keeps Parachurch Ministries White." The piece contributes to ongoing conversations we have been having at the denomination's global missions agencies about how to engage underprivileged young people in missions.
How do we see the religion of our neighbor, or for that matter our neighbor as a religionist?
Mary Dykstra (Global Volunteer Coordinator for World Renew) and I (Wendy) were interviewed for the Transformational Networks blog by Bethany Beachum (Nehemiah Center). Below is an excerpt from that interview. I invite your questions on the topic of global volunteers and partnership.
Kurt Ver Beek, a Calvin College Professor, was in Honduras during the Hurricane Mitch (which took 14,000 lives in 1998). Later, he did a research on the lower than expected benefits of sending volunteers out from North America.
In the world of missions, disaster response, and community development, there are a lot of organizations. A LOT. World Renew works in partnership with a lot of them.