Who am I?
by Mike Messerli
The great challenge we each face is discovering who we are, finding our identity. Many get lost in the quest and sink into depression not knowing how to answer this critical question, "Who am I?"
I'm thinking about this today and like many of you have thought about ...
I Am A Fool
By Mark Luker
I have wasted my life until now, doing everything I could to avoid being a fool. I am sure I had many reasons that I thought would explain my foolishness.
Who was I being a fool for?
The ironic thing is……..
by trying to avoid being a fool and ...
Sunday Collectives 8/25/14 – 8/31/14
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Interviewing Manny Mill and Team
By Koinonia House® National Ministries via The Journey Institute
50 In 52 Journey interview of Manny Mill, Willie Martinez, Mildred Martinez and Carlos Smith of Koininia House in Wheaten Illinois.
A former convict himself, Manny saw that while many churches had outreach and support groups for those in prison, there was ...
Lake County Sheriff and KHNM Relationship
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Along the Road to Angola
by Dr. David Gieser, College Church Member via Koinonia House National Ministries
The sobering reality of our destination begin to sink in as we headed down the desolate 20 mile road that led to only one place: Louisiana State Penitentiary. Located on 18,000 acres with guard dogs that ...
Menard Prison - an impressive place
By Manny Mill via Koinonia House National Ministries
Another amazing ministry opportunity occurred this past weekend at Menard Correctional, downstate, Illinois. Here is Manny's personal thoughts and reflections:
Menard Prison is such an impressive place with so many evil strongholds controlling the people and covering the prison! It ...
Service-Learning is a way of learning how to serve others. What makes it different from other kinds of learning is that in SL we learn while serving. The SL works with interns as well as the local community; often people in need. Service-Learning in the community wants to give hope to the hopeless. The only way of doing this is to change challenges into opportunities.
SL in the community of Beni has some projects which fight against poverty, as it is a case for goats’ project. This project consisted of distributing goats to five deferent associations operating in Beni town and neighboring villages: Cantine, Kabasha, and Oicha. The project was financed by a church, Upper Room, in Minnesota (USA). It targeted vulnerable women. They chose women because in Africa, especially in Congo, women are the main providers in their families.
The goats’ project is very strategic. It combines breeding and agriculture. These women learned new skills at seminar during the launch of the project. They use goats’ manure for fertilizer in their gardens. They have gardens where they plant: leek, eggplant, soy beans, and other vegetables. Some women are subsistence farmers, while others farm and sell their produce as a small business. For example, the women from the group in Oicha (30 km away from Beni), earned $100 after selling eggplant crop.
What the women like the most about this project is that several women will benefit from it. In fact, the goat project started by giving five to ten goats to a group (depending on the number of women in the group). The first recipient raises a goat until it births a kid. The kid is given to another woman then the first recipient holds ownership of the goat. Though, some groups are impatient to give each member of their association a goat. However, some groups are feeling impatient. For each woman to receive her goat will take a long period of time.
The group from kabasha (14 km away from Beni town) decided to buy two more goats. Each member contributed a small amount of money to purchase the goats. This helped multiply their efforts. However, these women still need to work hard to make their dreams come true. Each member is eagerly waiting for a goat and do not know the precise date they will get it. A few goats died of unknown diseases; therefore, they think that they still need to learn more about raising goats.
Even so Service-Learning is still looking forward to finding clear connection to this project.
Sunday Collectives 8/25/14 – 8/31/14 Meet Koinonia House® National Ministries Koinonia House® National Ministries (KHNM) is an educational and training organization, registered as 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, and incorporated in May,...