Did you know that local ownership is one of the goals that IDEAS projects work towards? Training local practitioners to own a project that meets the holistic needs of their community takes patience and time but leads to long-term sustainability and transformation.

Forgiveness is a journey of grief and courage that involves honestly tending the painful wounds inflicted by another. In my own journey of forgiveness, I wrestle with resentment and ways to bring about justice in my own way and timing.

Although the pandemic outlook in the U.S. is optimistic as restrictions are rapidly loosening, many parts of the world remain in crisis.

The upheaval of this past year has provided the opportunity to establish new norms and to think outside the box in every aspect of life, especially professionally.

Growing up, I had a lot of hobbies. Then I got married and had children. I no longer had time for fun and leisure activities. My life became filled with work, family responsibilities, kids’ homework, running my kids to their after-school activities—life. 

What is your profession? Did you know you can join the work God is doing through IDEAS projects in agriculture, business, community development, education, and health and wellness?

During this season of hope, we celebrate all the ways God is powerfully at work! Through the challenges and struggles of this year, hope is expanding in marginalized communities in tangible and sustainable ways. You are invited to participate in building communities of contagious ...

What is gratitude? Gratitude is an attitude of thankfulness and a desire to show appreciation. It's showing grace or kindness in response to receiving it. It's slowing down to observe, to be thoughtful, and to express thanks. 

Growing up, I never liked sports. I was one of those girls who was slow at running and afraid of dodge ball in P.E. class. Thankfully, I was gifted in music. Somehow that compensated my lack of interests in sports. “It’s OK because I am good at music,” I thought.

During my medical training in the U.S., friends and family members would often ask me to share my best stories from life in the medical world.