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Women, Water and WOW: Ushering in Revival in Malawi?
John 4:5-42 relays the story of Jesus, a woman, and water: So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well....Continue Reading
This past spring a new deep borehole well was drilled in Chatimba, Malawi. How that well came to be drilled is just one small part of Vancouver’s Master Coffee Roaster Brian Turko’s miraculous story. Or perhaps better said—miraculous His-story! Turko, who...Continue Reading
John Knox Christian School Service Saturday
This past sunny Saturday morning we had the pleasure of hosting John Knox Christian School Oakville’s student service team for a service project and learning experience with our WOW Team. The John Knox team consisted of 15 students from grades 6-8, along with some...Continue Reading
The Women of WOW
God loves women! We were made in his image (Genesis 1:27). Women followed Jesus and ministered to his needs out of their own means (Luke 1-3). After his resurrection, Jesus revealed that he was alive first to a woman (John 20:11-18), and then commissioned...Continue Reading
Baby Blessings in Zambia!
The number of babies contracting HIV during childbirth in Zambia has dropped dramatically over the past half-decade! For example, between 2011 and 2012 the number of infants contracting HIV during birth declined a whopping 51%, and dropped again between...Continue Reading
In honour and in memory of Rob Hall on the 7 year anniversary of his death, his wife Kate Smith (daughter of Jim and Kathy Cantelon) shared a beautiful tribute. Rob passed away serving in Zambia in a construction accident. As part of WOW's tribute we...Continue Reading
(Alpha when we met him at age 7) On Jan 15, 2018, Time magazine published an article entitled “The Birthday Breakthrough” written by its editors.The feature article includes a full-page photo of 5 -year-old Mohamad Nasir (also featured on the front cover)....Continue Reading
Leaving a Legacy: Media Melinga
Just last week, Melinda Gates challenged the world to start doing a better job supporting grassroots women's movements in her article "It's Time for a New Era" (Jan 4, 2018), when she proclaimed " You may never know their names. They work beneath the...Continue Reading
Single mom here! Raising 5 children on my own, while putting myself through university; I was keenly aware of how, though my children attended a “publically funded” school, the extra school fees just about sank us year after year. First there was the $50...Continue Reading
Gates confronts HIV & AIDS crises in Africa: WOW Mobile Medical Clinics one practical solution!
Bill Gates looks for solution to ongoing HIV/AIDS crises in Africa: WOW offers some viable solutions!Continue Reading
5 Quick and Easy Elementary School Fundraisers for WOW Christmas
Christmas is a busy time of the year for everyone, especially teachers; the children are excited and energetic, there are pageants to prepare, class parties to facilitate, and gift exchanges to organize! But as an educator you feel the weight of the...Continue Reading
The broken and the beautiful
Walking through an urban slum is an invasion of the senses- new sites, loud sounds and always interesting smells. It can be overwhelming at times. But I love it. I love the busyness. I love the life here. I love the resourcefulness and community participation. There...Continue Reading
In the little brick home
In the middle of a Malawian slum, I sat in their small brick home. No electricity, no running water. The space was cramped. It was dark, but light enough to see the silhouette of their two precious faces. 8 years and 5 years old, they lived here alone. Their parents...Continue Reading
Mobilize a Mobile Medical Clinic: Save a Life!
I am new to WOW. I mean brand new. My third day on the job, half an hour into my commute, and stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on a major highway, I received the call no mother wants: my son was being rushed to the emergency room. He was anaphylactic: his eyes and...Continue Reading
Without a choice
What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Did you pack something for lunch? When you open your fridge what do you see? Did you make a grocery list at the beginning of the week and check out the local flyers for deals? Maybe you are inviting some friends over this...Continue Reading