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Bandaging Broken Hearts

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. Isaiah 61:1 Binding up the broken-hearted – the root…

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A Tough Assignment: Preaching the Gospel to Villages

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden.” Luke 4:18 “I had a burden,” says Mrs. Diane, a former Muslim…

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The Widow’s Plea

“Plead for the widow” Isaiah 1:17b She sits in the church, looking down, saddened as she remembers the valleys she’s walked.  She recollects the many times she hears the question, “When is your birthday?”  She doesn’t know the date nor celebrates, because she is an orphan from the genocide against Tutsi of 1994.  She remembers…

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20th Commemoration of 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi

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How One Gift Opens Doors to Villages

Lord, I pray all these people will have joy receiving these goats and for the blood of the perfect Lamb who died on the cross.  –Jake, 10 years old This prayer for sixty people in the City of Nyamata in Rwanda began with an act of generosity inspired by one woman. Her name is Deri.…

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Widow & Orphans Launch a Bakery Business

Esther, a girl not yet old enough to speak, peeks behind her grandmother’s skirt.  She shares a similar story with Esther of the Bible, as she, too, is an orphan.  Her mama died only a few weeks after she was born.  There is no father.  Her grandmother, a widow from the genocide, is raising her…

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New Article in The Spokesman Review Featuring Heather

Today, The Spokesman Review of Spokane, WA ran a story featuring Heather Bennett – who is getting ready to head to Rwanda with her two children and work full-time for ERM. We encourage you to read the article. we’re excited about Heather’s choice to serve God with us and we’re eager to see her get…

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