Preventing Malnutrition Through Positive Deviance

Post a Comment » Written on November 6th, 2018     
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By Sara Blomgren, Serve Globally intern

With a child mortality rate higher than the national rate of 119/1,000, families in the community of Gemena, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are greatly impacted by malnutrition. In Gemena, 6% of

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The First Five Years: Signs of Health and Progress in Ledia

Post a Comment » Written on October 30th, 2018     
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By CKC Project Manager Cat Knarr

This past year, the World Vision Ledia office in Gemena, DR Congo conducted an evaluation to measure progress since the Covenant Kids Congo partnership began in 2012. We on the CKC team were greatly

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Fish Farms Become Valuable Source of Protein and Income

Post a Comment » Written on October 1st, 2018     
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By Sara Blomgren, Serve Globally intern

A growing fish is a metaphor for the Astog Fish Pond Association in Gemena, DR Congo, said one association member. Just like the fish that are grown in their ponds, the association started small

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Running the Race of Faith

By Christine Tharseo

When my pastor first showed us a clip of the Global 6K back in February, she asked for help to make this event happen at our church. I immediately was drawn to being part of the 6K

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Citizen Advocacy Groups Catalyze Change

By Covenant missionary Pete Ekstrand

Citizen Advocacy Group
One of the initiatives of Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision is to train up Citizen Advocacy Groups. Recently I accompanied the CKC team as they visited the first group formed in Gemena. It

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God’s Great Love for the Children of Congo

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”

-1 John 3:1 (NIV)

By CKC Project Leader Donn Engebretson

Allow me to tell you about

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On the Ground in DR Congo: A Letter from President Gary Walter

1 Comment » Written on June 19th, 2018     
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By Gary Walter, President of the Evangelical Covenant Church

I just recently returned from DR Congo. I wanted to visit one more time before retirement to see progress on the ground. Choose any of the following words. They are all

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From Jericho to Gemena: A Reflection from the CKC 6k Prayer Guide

A reflection from the CKC Six Weeks to 6k Prayer Guide.

By Justin Kazadi, World Vision DRC Ledia Operations Manager

The citizens said to Elisha, “As you can see, sir, this city is in a good location, but the

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Read the CKC Six Weeks to 6K Prayer Guide

By CKC Project Manager Cat Knarr

Spring has begun, and it’s time to lace up your running shoes! The Global 6K for Water is coming on Saturday, May 19th.

On that day, you can walk or run 6K for clean

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The Moment God Called Me to Run a Marathon

By Kacy Yardley, Oceanhills Covenant Church

Photo by Gideon Tsang

In all honesty, I did not expect to be here. Writing my story about how God called me to run a marathon. (Seriously, did I just write that? Gulp.)


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