THAT PEOPLE LIVE
A few hours after Christoph Haus returned from his overseas trip to Turkey, he was already back at work in his office in Elstal and writing his travel report. “It is impressive how faithfully our Turkish Baptist Alliance co-workers do their work: they hold on despite all the difficulties and setbacks. I would be desperate for a long time, but they see people baptised time and time again,” he says in a personal conversation with Matthias Dichristin.
Cuba appears in the media a lot these days. Rising need drives desperate people onto the streets. It is difficult to get essential goods, and the cost of living has increased enormously. However, these times of crisis also open new opportunities for our partners. This is what the churches around Havana have experienced and they continue to grow despite the difficult situation.
Hours of driving over bumpy roads through stone deserts in deserted areas. Five new churches founded. Working “on the side” to earn money for daily bread. Experiencing God wonderfully and repeatedly receiving confirmation of their calling. This is the story of Mimi and Pedro Boretsky.
The corona cases in India are falling! This is good news that we have been seeing in the media for the past few days. They are paired with many question marks: What about mutations? How dangerous are combined infections with fungal diseases? And what are the health and economic consequences for our projects and the country? Here are a few voices and pictures.
The “Extreme North” region of Cameroon is one of the poorest areas in the world. It borders Nigeria and Chad. Niger is also only a few kilometers away. Lake Chad is the lifeline in the region but it has been suffering from the effects of climate change for many years. A comparison of satellite images from different years shows the dramatic decline of the lake. In addition, the terror of Boko-Haram threatens the population. The sect’s hostility towards education, moderate Islam and Christianity often make life impossible for people.
The city of Ijuí, just 130 years old, has always been of strategic and missionary importance. Located in the very south of Brazil, it is the centre of mission societies and universities. Ijuí is also important for the mission work of EBM INTERNATIONAL because it is where different branches of work show what integral mission can look like.