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We sometimes despair that our lives will ever amount to much. We have a hard time seeing how our skills can ever impact the pain we see all around us.  The world’s problems often seem so overwhelming and our own struggles can leave us feeling powerless. At the end of the day we are left aski…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
We sometimes despair that our lives will ever amount to much. We have a hard time seeing how our skills can ever impact the pain we see all around us.  The world’s problems often seem so overwhelming and our own struggles can leave us feeling powerless. At the end of the day we are left asking, “Why am I here? What difference can I make? 
 
But like the boy throwing starfish back into the ocean one at a time, if we start on a small scale, we can make a difference.  A year ago, a team of 32 young people set out to prove that on the World Race. They returned last week having impacted thousands of lives. Check out their video above to see how.
 
Each of our six teams accomplished so much. It’s why I’m so high on this ministry. For example, just one team tithed 10% of their living and traveling expenses and filed the following report to their supporters about what they did:

Latin America
In Mexico you helped with repairs at Shekinah, a free pastor training school for Central American pastors.
In Nicaragua you provided for the baptisms of 11 youth  (VIDEO : Nica Amigos) whose lives are being changed by the love of God.     
In Nicaragua you also started a work-to-school program for young boys that have dropped out of school. Many teenage boys in Candelaria drop out of school and then feel as though they have no other option but to join the local gangs. This program gives these boys safe jobs on the New Song Ministry property, provides mentoring from Christian men, and New Song finds sponsors for the boys to return to school.


South East Asia
In Vietnam you bought roses that showed Christ’s love to prostitutes working in Ho Chi Minh City.  
In Cambodia you provided supplies for a 2-week VBS program for AIDS orphans (VIDEO: at the House of Rainbow Bridge, there is love) in Phnom Penh. This VBS program brought laughter, fun, and Jesus into the lives of these children.
In Thailand you helped in the expansion of a training program for women wishing to leave the bars. Currently the Tamar Center helps girls to leave the bars and then be trained as either a baker or a hair stylist. They are in the process of purchasing a new building and expanding this training program to include more options. 
In Thailand you also hosted a pancake breakfast for young girls living at the Eden House in northern Thailand. This is a restoration home for girls that have either been rescued from or are at risk for human trafficking.

Africa
In Mozambique you donated Bibles to the churches of Matchovane. (VIDEO: Kiatera on God’s Story in Matchovane) These are believers who love God passionately, but because of lack of access to the Word of God, they have very little Biblical knowledge. Your gift is brining truth that these churches desperately need and desire. 
In Swaziland  you provided medical care for a young baby with TB and for his mother, Dudu, who is dying of AIDS/TB. 
In Swaziland you also trained teachers from eight carepoints.  These go-gos (VIDEO: Beauty from Ashes: Women of Swaziland) are providing the only education that many of these children will receive. This training taught the teachers new educational techniques, discipline and management, and how to recognize and report abuse. 
In Swaziland you also provided court fees to advocate for the rights of abused children (link to Kiwi blog). Orphans are often seen as a burden to those left to care for them (VIDEO: I’ve Seen HIS Love Come Down). Many of these children are abused. Currently the government does not have advocates for these children. Abuse cases are not tried in court unless a 3rd party goes to court on behalf of the abused children. Your money is helping to provide court fees for two such children. 
In Malawi you brought the gospel message to remote villages in the country’s southern region. (VIDEO: Zomba!)

Europe
In England you bought the Jesus Film in 24 languages to be given to London’s ethnic minorities.   (VIDEO: London Calling)
In Romania you provided supplies for VBS, women’s Bible study, and English classes for the gypsy people of Viile Tecii.  God moved through each of these venues to speak truth to the gypsies that they are loved and greatly valued by their God. (VIDEO: Gypsy Agape)
In Romania you also contributed towards an Easter feast for five gypsy villages. 
In Moldova you painted houses and cleaned yards for the elderly. You also provided food for poor families in southern Moldova. 

Your generosity has made a huge difference in my life and it has also impacted the lives of hundreds of others throughout the nations. THANK YOU!! …Gracias…Cam on….Ar Khun…Kab-koon-kaaa….Jezu-dem-ba-day…Cheers!…Khanimambo…Siyabonga…Multumesk….Sposiba…Danke!

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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