Beating the Odds
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Beating the Odds

Phyllis lost her sight to measles when she was just two years old – but that hasn’t stopped her from making a big difference in Machakos, Kenya. “Despite her visual impair- ment, [Phyllis] has beaten the odds,” said Rev. Jared Kaka Rio- ba Bosire, who coordinates Tim- othy Leadership Training (TLT) for Resonate Global Mission in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Christmas Pageant Draws Parents to Church
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Christmas Pageant Draws Parents to Church

Resonate Global Mission missionaries and the churches they work with use Christmas as an opportunity to share the gospel with people who rarely set foot in church. Last Christmas, Sunday School teachers at a church in Honduras staged a pageant. When teachers participated in training facilitated by Resonate missionary Caspar Geisterfer, they discussed how they rarely saw their students’ parents in church.

Continuing the Legacy of Johanna Veenstra in Nigeria
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Continuing the Legacy of Johanna Veenstra in Nigeria

The Christian Reformed Church is celebrating an important anniversary this fall: 100 years ago, Johanna Veenstra stepped onto the steamer Mauretania and crossed the Atlantic to serve as a missionary in Nigeria. At age 25, she not only became the Christian Reformed Church’s first female missionary – she became our denomination’s first overseas missionary.