School Lunch

Making Meager Meals Momentous

Mangeni is thrilled to be in school today. Because she’s in school, she has a chance to bring herself out of poverty. As she sits in class, she tries hard to focus. There was no dinner at home last night.

Children in Awana club

Teaching Children About God’s Love

A task of liberating children from the sea of ignorance demands strong minds, great hearts, and faith…a progress report on how Awana program has impacted the lives of your supported children and the community where we minister.

Church Leaders Get Mental Health Training in Nepal

Seventy-one informal care providers received training in basic mental health and trauma in August. Participants were among those responding after the April 25 earthquake and the following aftershocks through the church and through Hope for Nepal, a local organization that organized the seminars.

Back to School!

Back to School

The third and final term of the school year started today in Uganda. Here, the school year begins in February and ends the first week of December. This last term ends with high-stakes tests for students in 7th grade – the Primary Leaving Exam. 

Children’s Trauma Healing in Sri Lanka

Twenty-seven leaders in Sri Lanka were trained this month as children’s trauma healing facilitators. In the week immediately following training, they applied the training in a five-day children’s trauma healing workshop for 47 children. Two of our mental health team helped to facilitate the training of these leaders. The training was a part of the American Bible Society’s …

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Healing Takes Time

How can you help children who are struggling if they won’t talk about it?

A Poem About AIDS

Students in Uganda have been writing about issues in their community. Gift, a primary 7 student, wrote this poem about AIDS.

God Heard Our Prayers

“I used to minimize God’s word by saying that God is a merciless person [because of] what happened to me and my family, but I know that God is kind to every one. He has helped my family to be united and know how to put God first. Although my father was not saved and …

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Students in second term

School Update from Uganda

Students in Uganda are in the second term of school, halfway through the school year. The children are learning different things according to grade level.

A Story About School Drop Outs

Sweets, mobile phones, no rules . . . dropping out of school may seem tempting, but it’s dangerous. Here’s what one student wrote about the dangers of dropping out.

Helping Children Cope with Grief

When the advanced church leader training in Benin was shortened, the Mental Health Team was able to spend time at a children’s home where one of the caregivers had died suddenly. When Dr. Lyn asked how the children were coping, she was told that since the children are all orphans, they are used to death.

Answers Amidst Suffering

Resourceful Magazine just released its Spring issue, which includes an article about the Ebola education project. The article called, “Answers Amidst Suffering,” features an interview with our Mental Health Program Consultant, Dr. Lyn Westman. In November, we raised funds to translate educational materials about Ebola for distribution in West Africa. The lessons were developed by David C. …

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Children's Workers

Training in Togo

These workers from several children’s homes in Lomé Togo just completed three days of training in mental health. They also learned ways to recognize and respond to problems children may have because of things they have seen or experienced. The training is part of a collaboration between Tributaries International and Mercy Ships.  

Children need education

Feeling Accomplished

Let me tell you about some of your students who have had big accomplishments this year – and you were a big part of making it happen!

Report: Ebola Prayer Walk

Thank you very much for your prayers and support for the children’s prayer walk against Ebola in Sotouboua. We did the walk Saturday, November 29. All the churches of the Sotouboua Town (20 different churches) joined together through the children and prayed for the countries and people affected by Ebola.

Kawere's business

Young Businessman

Kawere started this video rental business with his brother and attended vocational school at night to earn a certificate in auto repair and maintenance.

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