Mobilizing the Church

Mobilizing the Church

I have only been out of the country twice, and both times, I visited Latin American nations. The first time I left the country, I went to Ecuador, and, this summer, I visited the Dominican Republic with Healing Waters International.   This certainly does not make me an expert in Latin America culture or the …

We Saved a Seat for You

We Saved a Seat for You

This summer, I joined a 20s small group with the church I was going to. I had literally lived in Denver for a week, and I knocked on the door of a stranger’s house to meet over 25 people around my age. . .who were also complete strangers. Needless to say, I was absolutely terrified …

Water Walk: Pastor Marietta’s Story

Water Walk: Pastor Marietta’s Story

As the sun barely peaks behind the trees, Pastor Marietta—the community leader of Hoyo Oscuro in the Dominican Republic—wakes up, slips on tattered sandals, grabs a five-gallon bucket, and begins the arduous journey to her local water source. The water comes from a hole in the ground full of murky creek water. She trudges up …

Women’s Liberation through Water

Women’s Liberation through Water

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s hard not to feel deep gratitude for the freedoms we experience every day in a developed country. Yet, some of our daily tasks don’t even register as freedoms because they are basic human rights, and we assume all humans have them. For example, the freedom …