Durban, South Africa. 11th - 15th May 2015.
Join us at Call2Compassion and Justice, Durban. Hear what God is doing in southern Africa over five jam-packed days of teaching, worship and workshops. You’ll get to explore models of community empowerment presented by mature and inspirational ministries.
Whether you’re already working with churches and ministries reaching out to the poor, or just sensing God’s call to begin such work, we invite you to join us.
The hospice also hopes to be able to offer respite care for periods of 2 weeks at a time for patients who fulfil the above criteria and have limited family support.
They are needing 5 full-time equivalent nurses and 5 full-time equivalent non-clinical support workers. For more information please see their volunteer needs on their website.
Domestic violence is an issue faced by many families so YWAM together with the People's Committee of Van Con commune held some training to raise awareness in the community on Gender Equality and Domestic Violence.
We emphasised the importance of clear family communication, especially considering many Vietnamese households have more than one generation living together.
Attendees, women and men of different ages, were able to learn about, causes of domestic violence and good strategies to build healthy family relationships...
There is an estimated 580,000 people living with HIV in Thailand. Of those, an estimated 16,000 are under 14 years of age (UNAIDS). Chiang Rai, one of the provinces worst hit by the AIDS pandemic, had no home for HIV positive babies. Project L.I.F.E. stepped in to meet death with life and hope – and Home of the Open Heart began in 1999.
It’s purpose is multifaceted: To give HIV positive babies who cannot be cared for by relatives, a loving safe home. To offer self-contained cottages for HIV+ mums to live independently with their baby/young children. To offer hospice or respite care to women and children in their final stages of life. To visit families affected by HIV/AIDS in the community and offer income generation opportunities. www.homeoftheopenheart.org
Each HIV+ child and woman, is cared for by the staff at Home of the Open Heart for as long as they live. It’s a commitment from the heart, one that brings lots of tears, lots of sleepless nights nursing them back to health, and lots of joy. Oh, to see the babies who came in dying who are now laughing, playing, going to school, just being ordinary children. That’s what L.I.F.E. is about.
Home of the Open Heart is needing more staff and volunteers. Find out more info at: http://homeoftheopenheart.org/volunteer/
Thanks for your heart of compassion, justice and self-sacrificing love like that of our model, Jesus Christ.
Call2All is about fulfilling the Great Commission, through the Great Commandment and the Discipling of Nations through every sector of society in our generation. Call2All is about collaboration and partnership, it is about servanthood, it is about an intentional focus upon those who have yet to taste and see the goodness of God once in their lives. Most of these would be unreached, the poorest, the ones living in the most challenging places on earth.
Call2All is about looking at models and examples that are working like the city of Mumbai, India. There are several thousand churches that are reaching out to their neighbor, engaging with the major themes of the city like human trafficking, children at risk, housing and economic development through integral mission. There is much to be learned from our brothers and sisters in Mumbai as we convene in city of global influence.
There are also wonderful models of self-sacrificing love from around the world that will also be reflected upon to see how we can grow and multiply in our combined efforts. We sense that the Holy Spirit is already doing many things in Mumbai and that these are going to be days where God meets with us in a variety of practical ways. Come, bring your gifts, your skills and those things God has placed upon your heart to impart. We really want to focus upon Jesus and how he engaged with the poor, needy, outcasts of his day through a new model of love and compassion.
Thanks for registering as it will a limited group of people.
My name is Steve Goode, Ambassador for YWAM Mercy, Compassion and Justice living in Bangkok, Thailand as well as on the steering group for Call2All. I have never been more encouraged that the Great Commission through the Great Commandment and the Discipling of Nations can be completed in our lifetime. Come and join us in the historic event.
My name is David Westlake, and for as long as I can remember I have been gripped by the vision of mission and inspired by people who were passionate about the last, the least and the lost. My passion, which I share with the Global Compassion Network, is to inspire and equip Christians and churches to serve their communities with word and deed in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe God has sent churches, “To proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,” (Luke 4:18-19); that God’s mission involves proclamation, intercession, worship and demonstration, and we believe that this can transform people’s lives, and the world around them.
18 months ago a small group came together and shared vision that we had to go to a place where the church was living out this mission and to learn from it: we wanted to go to Mumbai. In this city churches are doing amazing work sharing God’s love for the least, the last, and the lost. I’ve visited a number of times, and I am also moved and inspired by what the Christians there are doing, and am challenged to follow their example in my own home town.
My prayer for the Call2Compassion and Justice is that you will also be inspired by the work that you will see and hear about in Mumbai, that you’ll want to go back to your communities and follow the example of these churches, and that you’ll go home equipped to do so by the workshops that will take place during the conference.
Please, join us in Mumbai - and encourage others to come with you on the journey.
Register for the Call2Compassion and Justice
Call2Compassion and Justice is a five-day conference in Mumbai from 4-8 November 2013, which has at its core the connection between the Great Commission and the Great Command to love one another that is at the heart of compassion and the pursuit of justice.
The Summit (Bkk, January 26-29, 2013) is really shaping up. Now in partnership with World Evangelical Alliance and Micah Network, some of the contributers include:
* Shane Claiborne – The Simple Way, Philadelphia
* Dr. Viv Grigg, International Director of MA in Transformational Urban Leadership - Azusa Pacific University, Auckland/L.A.
* Dr. Rosalee Velloso Ewell, Executive Director – World Evangelical Alliance, San Paulo/Birmingham
* Dr. Ruth Callanta – Center for Community Transformation, Manila
•Dr. Sonny Tha Nyan – General Secretary YMCA, Yangon
•Wallace and Mary Kamau – Missions of Hope International, Nairobi
•David Bussau – Founder, Opportunity International; President, Wholistic Transformation Resource Center, Manila
•Dr. Ash Barker – Urban Neighbours of Hope, Bangkok