Posts tagged ‘Development-Relief’

PCP Program Connects Congo Farmers to Large Markets

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“Anticipando la Redención” (Anticipating Redemption)

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This painting portrays both the hope and desolation of a mother and child. Most Andean Indian women are submitted to hard labor and lack of any opportunities for education or self-growth. When I visited Ecuador I saw many women and children that looked like this painting. This image reminds of my own freedom and of how blessed I am to have met my Savior Jesus and the freedom and opportunities I have found through my relationship with him. As I painted this I was thankful for my own life and at the same time I was reminded to pray for women and children who are captive of their culture and of sin. There is hope for women like these as long as the church continues to be a witness of God’s amazing redemptive love.
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Photos from Farmers to Markets Program

LOKO, CONGO (March 10, 2010) – The first office for the new Farmers to Markets program sponsored by the Paul Carlson Partnership (PCP) has opened. Farmers to Markets is a major new economic development program made possible by a grant to PCP by the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID. Continue Reading »

Photos from the Chile Earthquake

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Purple Cross

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The design reflects the message of our calling found in the Gospel. Jesus instructs those who seek Him, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:34 NRSV). The instruction is both individual and corporate. Each is called to bear their cross, but each cross is in turn connected to the one faith. Therefore the cross is drawn as a composite of many crosses, which when put together create a jagged image. The serrated image reminds us of the danger and sacrifice necessary to raise up our cross and follow. The off-center design is intended to create visual tension as a reminder of the anxiety associated with the period before Christ’s resurrection and includes the Roman Numerals “XL,” which denote the numeric value of “forty,” the number of days observed for the season of Lent.

Eric Palmquist is an ordained Covenant minister and the director of ministry operations for Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue, Washington. He also edits the Expressions column for the Covenant Companion. [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column][/vc_row]

Haiti Disaster Relief Fund Tops $900,000 Mark

CHICAGO, IL (March 4, 2010) – The Covenant World Relief (CWR) disaster relief fund for Haiti has received more than $900,000 in contributions following an earthquake just seven weeks ago that leveled much of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, says CWR Director Dave Husby. Continue Reading »

Developments in Chile Closely Watched

CHICAGO, IL (March 4, 2010) – Covenant Merge Ministries staff member Alejandra Ibarra and her family survived the 8.8-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that destroyed much of Tomé, where she lived. Continue Reading »

Some Chilean Covenant Church Leaders Reported Safe

CHICAGO, IL (March 2, 2010) – Three Covenant Church of Chile (CCC) leaders and their immediate families are reported to be safe following Saturday’s earthquake that killed more than 700 people, but no word has been received about the status of others. Continue Reading »

Reports on Quake Survivors Slow to Emerge Amid Chaos

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“Keep your Hands to Yourself”

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What does a hypocrite look like? The design of this portrait was to portray innocence, someone that could do no harm. She stands at front, behind a dark and lonely road, one that I have come to know all too often and that is the ease of separating myself from others. Jesus shows me to be cautious of appointing myself judge and pointing out the flaws in others. Then he commands me to recognize that I possess flaws (my own sin). It is only then that I might be able to help others recognize how sin hurts ourselves, allowing darkness to swallow us alive. Love covers a multitude of sins both for “those people” and myself. I chose to stand in the light of love and not in the power of darkness.

Karina Whitmarsh
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Chile Relief Trips Will Be Needed – Just Not Now

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Shuhada Street in Hebron

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The West Bank city remains divided. A barrier runs down the middle of Shuhada Street separating Israelis and Palestinians. Only pedestrian traffic is allowed on the once bustling street.

Andrew Larsen is a Covenant minister who also serves as a consultant in Christian-Muslim Relations with the group Peace Catalyst International. He has a special interest in the Mideast, where he tries to capture the conditions of Palestinians living in the West Bank and is planning to make a documentary in the region. The award-winning photographer’s work has appeared in National Geographic. [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column][/vc_row]

No Reports Yet on Covenanters Affected by Earthquake

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Sarah Swanson,
Community Covenant, Minneapolis
Snappy Apple Photography
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Covenant World Relief Closely Monitoring Chile Developments

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Shuhada Street in Hebron

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The West Bank city remains divided. A barrier runs down the middle of Shuhada Street separating Israelis and Palestinians. Only pedestrian traffic is allowed on the once bustling street.

Andrew Larsen is a Covenant minister who also serves as a consultant in Christian-Muslim Relations with the group Peace Catalyst International. He has a special interest in the Mideast, where he tries to capture the conditions of Palestinians living in the West Bank and is planning to make a documentary in the region. The award-winning photographer’s work has appeared in National Geographic. [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column][/vc_row]