I'm the Church Relations Manager for World Renew (formerly known as CRWRC).
I grew up in East Martin, Michigan attending East Martin CRC, East Martin Christian School, and Kalamazoo Christian High School. When it was time to choose a university, I decided against Calvin because, you know, I wasn't going to be in a CRC bubble the rest of my life. So I attended Grand Valley State University instead. I'm sure God was laughing because shortly after graduation (1998) I found myself working for Faith Alive Christian Resources (then CRC Publications) in their marketing department. Five years later the Church Relations Manager position for CRWRC (now known as World Renew) opened up, and my life hasn't been the same since. My favorite thing about my job is helping churches develop church to church partnerships; it's humbling to watch one's understanding of church grow when seen through the lens of another culture.
Thank you for bringing these broken links to our attention! Here is the updated link for the Ulungu video and discussion guide:
https://network.crcna.org/global-mission/finding-water-ulungu...viewposted on: When Helping Hurts
For questions about the reasons behind World Renew's name change, please see this document.
Also note that while World Renew is an official agency of the Christian Reformed Church, we do...viewposted on: Ashamed of Our Christian Reformed Identity
Great post! For further reading, this post from 2011 has additional ideas: Vacation Bible School as Missions.viewposted on: An Outreach Strategy You Cannot Ignore