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Surprised by Water

Surprised by Water

I sat on a log along with hundreds of others both standing and sharing the log with me in a remote village in Zambia… We all had our eyes glued on the large drilling rig, hoping to see water gush up from the ground…

How Did You Start World Hope?

How Did You Start World Hope?

Since childhood, though, God has put in my heart a sense of justice for the vulnerable and the voiceless. Throughout my life, I have sought to live this out—but there came a huge turning point in my life in 1985…

How I First Learned the Meaning of Loving My Neighbor

How I First Learned the Meaning of Loving My Neighbor

In 1985, I was visiting an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in the rural part of El Salvador. I was visiting El Salvador with a group of faith leaders on behalf of the Grand Rapids Center for Ecumenism, an agency of the Christian faith community of Grand Rapids, Michigan, focusing on hunger issues in the troubled region of Central America at this time…

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