globalX and The 410 Bridge partner in three countries around the world—Kenya, Haiti and starting this year, Uganda. In Kenya, globalX partners in the Ngaamba cluster of communities where there are seven primary schools.
The 410 Bridge’s model of community-initiated holistic development means that all areas of need are addressed. Education is just one of those areas of need, but it’s the “backbone of development.” Without a strong educational system, development (that which people do for themselves) is much more difficult. Over the past few years, quality improvement programs have been launched in the seven primary schools in Ngaamba.Continue Reading
Today in the United States we celebrate Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day is often seen as one of those obscure holidays that many people know as just another day when their kids are out of school, retailers offer some great deals, and they can’t go to the bank. However, it is popularly recognized as the day we honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, since their birthdays are both in February (Feb 22 and 12, respectively). The day is sometimes understood as a celebration of the birthdays and lives of all U.S. presidents.
We thought we would take aContinue Reading
This weekend members of our team had the privilege of sitting with staff from two of the organizations globalX works with.
One of our visitors, Florence Muindi, is the founding president and CEO of Life in Abundance, an organization working toward holistic community development in eight countries around the world, including Ethiopia and Jamaica, two locations where we will be partnering with them.
Check out what they are doing at http://liaint.org.
We, along with Florence, spent time with James and Jennifer Ward of The 410 Bridge. Partnering with them for several years now, we have sent hundreds of peopleContinue Reading
Today’s post is a guest post by one of our globalX trip members, Amanda:
I grew up in a Christian home, with loving parents, Buster and Ruth, and my younger brother and friend, David. We lived just a street over from our church, and would walk there on nice weather days. We attended Sunday School, “Big Church,” and even Wednesday nights. I participated in every play that was put on (“Bible Tells Me So” Show, anyone?). I attended church camps and Vacation Bible School. I accepted Christ in 6th grade during Confirmation. I knew God, but I never had aContinue Reading
Today’s post comes from guest blogger Jason Horrell, a recent globalX trip member who spent time in Kenya working with the Ngaamba community through our partnership with The 410 Bridge.
Jason has attended Buckhead Church since December of 2007. He is active in a small group, volunteers in Waumba Land, and has served with the Be Rich campaign and The Intersect Project over the years. After wanting to go on a mission trip for the past several years, he chose 2012 as his year to head out to Kenya, inspired by his grandfather’s experience serving there.
Jason’s trip experience, asContinue Reading
Check out this video update about an exciting project we have been working on in Ngaamba, Kenya, through our partnership with 410 Bridge, because of the generosity of all of you who contributed to our Be Rich campaign last year! Thank you!Continue Reading
As part of the initiative to help with education for children in communities in Kenya, through our partnership with The 410 Bridge, we commissioned some great writers to create a curriculum to teach values, similar to the Big Ideas in Kidstuf, in the schools. This curriculum has been very successful over the past few years, and accepted well by the teachers and students. Here is a quick example of one student’s understanding of cooperation.Continue Reading
Our 2012 trips are being posted online as I type this, so check out the complete list later on today! Starting today, you can apply for a trip to 1 of over 20 locations. We are sending trips this year to serve our overseas church partners as they work to create churches that unchurched people love to attend, and we have service trips that will be working with at-risk families, orphans, and community leaders.
We can’t wait to fill up every available spot in 2012, so act now, because we have less than 1000 spots to fill!Continue Reading
I have a confession to make … after yesterday’s message (which I heard at 11 a.m. after the excitement of the fire alarm during the 9 a.m. service at North Point) I admit that I have been ungrateful. I have not been ungrateful in my head or my heart, but in my actions. When I walked out and got the card that said, “I owe ?,” I knew right away that the question marks were those people who supported my mission trip this past summer.
I did handwrite and send thank you notes to each of them right after theyContinue Reading
I recently led a trip to Kenya with 3 other leaders and 20 amazing students! I thought I would give one of them the chance to share our experiences with you. So check out the post below from Caitlin, one of our team’s awesome students. Enjoy!
Jambo! How do I even begin to put into words what we experienced in Kenya? Is it really possible to describe the feeling of holding a child’s hand while walking through an African village, listening to sweet voices constantly praising our God? The best I can do is to tell you about the beautifulContinue Reading