Saron says, "I saw her situation..."
I went to a rural church to follow-up with a group of Alongsiders, and I asked them how they chose their little brothers and sisters from all the children in the community. One of the young women started to cry as she answered...
Keeping a movement growing and thriving is not an easy task. But these two leaders have figured some things out...
There are extraordinary people hidden just out of sight at the margins of society.
We work with local churches. If you’re nodding your head, or shaking it in concern, keep reading. Some of our reasons may surprise you.
Sure, young Americans are leaving the church, but young people in the developing world face very different pressures and challenges to their faith.
Short term mission is broken. Its time for a change, and we know just the person to help.
Bob Goff, author of Love Does, likes to say, "No one really gets discipled, they get loved; we learn what we see, not what we only hear about."
In the days following her mother’s death, I remember longing to know how Dai, my 8 year old neighbor in this Phnom Penh slum, was doing.
This unique model of working in groups distinguishes Alongsiders from other mentoring programs and reflects the deep commitment we have to building community - a central value for many people in developing world cultures.
We first met Teara and his siblings when their mother was dying. The last few months of her life were hard and they struggled to survive in a tiny shack that had a broken roof and walls.
“I grew up without a father and we were very poor and it was difficult to get by. One day, a young man, Lee, who was older than me, asked me if I wanted to become his little brother…