Abdi Tadesse-Mulat

A crowd has gathered in a sanctuary, greeting one another with customary kisses on the shoulder, then standing arm-to-arm in the congested room. Despite the tight quarters, they are prepared to worship for hours on end. They have found joy in the presence of God and of one another in this congregation composed of former Muslims.

Shelvis & Nancy Smith-Mather

“I was born in war and now I am growing old in war,” a common story for South Sudanese, does not discourage the local church. Through a Christian organization called RECONCILE, divided groups unite for peace. RECONCILE trains grassroots leaders across South Sudan and in refugee camps, building their skills in conflict transformation and trauma recovery. As Principal of the RECONCILE Peace Institute, Shelvis implements initiatives helping communities reflect on tragedy, reconcile broken relationships, work together to transform conflict, and heal.

Albino & Sandra Rodriguez

A bus trundles by, wheezing exhaust into the street. Crowds of people push past. To a teenager from the nearby valley, the city of Cusco, Peru, can be overwhelming. But because most rural households lack electricity and many more are without running water, young people often migrate to the city seeking opportunity.

Elisha House

Elisha House Pregnancy and Family Support Centre offers pregnancy counseling and support as well as parent groups, mentoring programs, and a Marketplace for baby clothes, diapers, and other essentials for young families. 

Brent Thomas serves as the executive director of the Elisha House Pregnancy and Family Support Centre. Brent supports the staff and volunteers; does counseling, teaching, and coaching; and manages public relations for the inner-city ministry.

Jones Galang

The RCA helps support Jones Galang, who has been reappointed by the Presbyterian Church of Korea to serve migrant workers in Osan and nearby places. (Galang previously served in migrant ministry in Seoul.) At Osan Migrant Mission Center Galang organizes and evangelizes migrant workers. He helps them in their interactions with Koreans and helps them adjust when they go back to their countries of origin. He also helps migrants who are married to Koreans, particularly women, by assisting them as they organize themselves into a self-reliant community.