The countries where EBM INTERNATIONAL is working in with partners on more than 300 projects are countries of extreme poverty. Often children are left to themselves and so they live on the streets because their parents have to work or they are not able to cope with life themselves. In social centers they are being taken care of.
Carlos Waldow (regional representative for Latin America) and Christoph Haus (general secretary) traveled to Cuba in January. There they witnessed the five-year anniversary of the church in La Perla and they heard many stories of how God changed the lives of many people through the projects.
EBM INTERNATIONAL supports 16 partner organizations in India with more than 60 projects. Every year there is a partner conference to promote exchange and peer learning. We were a group of five people from Germany who joined this conference this year and we were able to visit almost 20 projects.
The tank in the water tower is empty. The team members are feeling awkward since they just planted corn, manioc, millet, artemisia, and aloe vera. The pump operates with solar power and does not work when it is cloudy. The public water supply has been lying fallow for a long time since the close by dam dried up.
“We were a normal family up until life unfortunately surprised us with facts about our son Thiago that only God knows the reasons for.” Maribel and Gastón have four children. The second child, Thiago, started having epileptic seizures when he was only a month and a half old and they found a tumor in his brain.
Since September, Karin Schwarz is ofiicially our missionary in Malawi and has been working in the educational work with young adults. Together with Regina Class, there are now two women working in in the area of capacity building in the so-called “warm heart of Africa”.