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A threat to injustice

A threat to injustice

"...violence against women and girls remains one of the most widespread abuses of all human rights worldwide." (Global Affairs Canada) Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This is an issue that spans across cultures, religions and...

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A beacon of hope

A beacon of hope

It’s been 10 years since peace was negotiated between the Ugandan government and the Lord’s Resistance Army, bringing to an end two decades of terror in northern Uganda. During this time countless people were displaced, abducted, assaulted, raped and killed. As I...

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What makes us great?

What makes us great?

There really is no need to say that the media has been overwhelmingly saturated by the US election. It’s far past the point where it has all just felt like a lot of noise. So, I want to ease your nerves and tell you now this is not a blog about the election, it has no...

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Silent No More

Silent No More

Silent no more. This is the name of the movement against gender-based violence in Malawi that WOW is a part of. It is a choral of voices crying out in the aftermath of countless acts of sexual violence against women saying “Enough. We are human. We are not objects to...

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An Invitation to the Table

  Going into this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend working for a ministry that serves some of the most vulnerable people in the world forces me to analyze my life circumstances. I love Thanksgiving. Spending time with family celebrating and giving thanks to God for...

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Sewing Seeds

Last week I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with the Compass Point Kids at their Quest Camp. My son Kyle is one of the coordinators and he asked me to come share with the kids about WOW and the work we are involved in overseas. They had been learning about...

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Father To The Fatherless

When we glimpse the heart of God in the Bible, we find widows, orphans and the fatherless.  There are more than seventy verses about taking care of the widow.  In nearly fifty additional passages, orphans are mentioned, with a mandate to keep them from falling through...

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Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte’s Story

Inspired, amazed, humbled, over-joyed and grateful. These are just some of the words that describe our sentiments about the generous people who give their time and resources to support WOW as we care for vulnerable orphans and widows in Africa. One of these donors is...

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Choosing to give than to receive

Choosing to give than to receive

Donors are critical to the mission of WOW, young and old. Last week I had the privilege of speaking to one of our youngest donors. Her name is Alison Brandt and in lieu of multiple gifts for her birthday Alison asked her friends to give a percentage of their gift...

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A twenty minute miracle

A twenty minute miracle

Vicky Amito bowed in a deep curtsy as we emerged from our vehicle.  This was the second village of grass roof huts, and not the last in a morning of moving portraits. The two-week vision tour was a stirring “show and tell” for Visionledd founders Jim and Kathy...

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For A Few Dollars More

“Do your little bit of good where you are;  it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”  — Archbishop Desmond Tutu I’m in recovery after the unfathomable loss of an appendage—the little camera that is usually attached to my right hand.  But...

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Join us in prayer: Mobile Medical Clinics

Join us in prayer: Mobile Medical Clinics

I have been reminded lately of how privileged we are in Canada with our access to health care. There are very few, if any, obstacles we face to see a doctor or receive medication. Many of us have family doctors who are available to us, we know their number and...

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Malawi Partners Conference

Malawi Partners Conference

Last month Visionledd hosted a conference for all it’s partners in sub-Saharan Africa. Richard Brown, COO of Visionledd recently wrote “What a privilege it was tonight to dine with 18 African champions from 12 organizations and 5 countries.

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Kawale Community Reaches Their Goal

Kawale Community Reaches Their Goal

  Kawale has reached their goal of feeding 100 orphans and vulnerable children, 1 hot meal a day, 5 days a week. In addition to this the children also receive fortified porridge each morning. A WOW team was able to visit Kawale in August of this year and can...

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Little Canada Community School (Chibanga)

Many blessings have been showered on the small village of Chibanga this year. Finally the school in Chibanga has been completed and this is the day everybody was waiting for. The happiness due to the completion of the school did not only affect the kids but even...

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