One of the ways that Week of Compassion partners with Global Ministries is through the Global Mission Intern Program. Designed specifically for young adults who are interested in global service and have completed their basic college education, but are without professional experience. Global mission interns are involved with ecumenical partners in ministry among the poor or with minority churches, or Christian action groups dealing with human rights, reconciliation and development. This program allows the flexibility to design an assignment around the strengths and skills of the applicant, as well as the specific needs of the church partner.
Three interns, serving in Lebanon, Jordan and Thailand, offer the following reflections:
"My Host Named Lebanon" by Andrew Long-Higgins
"Human Trafficking in Jordan" by Ariel Royer
"Pichu's Life" by Adam Royston
Thanks to your support of Week of Compassion, these incredible young people are learning about partnership and the contexts in which they work. Continue to keep them and those with whom they are building relationships in your prayers.
Disciples Volunteering Makes Impact in Alaska
Disciples Volunteers have returned home after repairing nine homes in Alaska that were damaged by last year's spring breakup flooding along the Yukon River. Last summer, the volunteers completed repairs to seven homes in Hughes. This July, a team of 11 volunteers, three of whom returned for a second season, finished construction on two homes in Emmonak.
"It went really well," said Team Leader David Bell. "We were able to get on the ground and start working right away. Before we knew it, everything was completed."
For more about this great initiative and photos of their work, visit this link.
This Week's Responses:
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
China, Earthquake Relief
Colorado, Flood Relief (2)
Virginia, Refugee Resettlement
Honduras, Children Resettlement
Sierra Leone, Ebola Outbreak Response