Inspired by his experiences ministering to children in Liberia, Dr. Staab wrote this piece of fiction to give readers realistic insight into the lives of countless Liberian children. Chapter 1 Tenneh’s hometown is Monrovia, Liberia, a city that hugs the flat coastal land of west Africa as if trying to
As Americans, we tend to ask “What difference is being made?” This is not an improper or unimportant question! First, we must acknowledge that only God possesses the power to truly know the difference being made in people hearts and souls. But the testimonies those at the Elikya Center give
With over 4 million people living in metropolitan Recife, it is difficult to discern where one community starts and the next begins. Yet, if we pay careful attention, we can feel the shift. As we exit the locations of high finance and tourism, the roadway beneath us begins to change.
Health is foundational to flourishing. Our ministry equips vulnerable children to become educated, self-sufficient adults active in their communities. One of the first steps toward this goal is ensuring each child is healthy and well-fed. After all, it’s tremendously difficult to study when hungry, work while sick, and serve others
Ministering to children at GlobalFingerprints sites requires compassion, dedication, and some serious Christian courage. In areas fractured by social upheaval, crises of all kinds, street violence, and persecution, children are more vulnerable than ever. Unfortunately, these situations mean that ministry to these children is more difficult and dangerous than ever.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, data findings suggest that thirty-seven percent of all children in Vietnam live in severely impoverished areas and conditions. The Culture Atlas states that Vietnam considers itself an atheist state. Pew Research Center shows that 45% of Vietnam’s 96 million residents practice folk
Around 57 B.C., the apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Rome saying, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12 ESV). In this fallen world, one affliction often leads to another. For the widows and orphans of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the death of
One of our partner churches, Kenosha Bible Church (KBC) hosted their GlobalFingerprints Sponsorship Event on their Mission Sunday! Because of this, their global mission team had the freedom to focus the entire service on reaching vulnerable children around the world through GlobalFingerprints. It was also the 100-year anniversary of the church so they decided
2,000 years ago, God came to us as a child. When he felt hungry or cold or sick, all baby Jesus could merely cry, utterly dependent on the loving attention of two earthly first-time parents. In this act of ultimate humility and love, Jesus began His sacrificial mission to give the most hateful, ungrateful people the most beautiful, transformative gift: salvation.
This Christmas, you too can give a life-impacting gift through the GlobalFingerprints ministry.
Dr. Staab had the pleasure of witnessing GlobalFingerprint’s successful partnership in Liberia, a country located on the West African Coast, this past April! He shares how our partnerships with these local churches has grown since our initial launch and offers key insights on what this momentous success looks like across
Part 2 of our going series from Dr. Staab as he shares his experience on a recent medical team to Liberia. “Our medical team arrived in March 2022 at the Joma Ordoe Memorial Christian Academy in Monrovia, Liberia, and set up under a mango tree. Due to the pandemic, it’s
Parents play a powerful role in society, so what happens when they’re gone? Studies reveal that fatherlessness devastates children tangibly, contributing to 63% of youth suicides, 71% of teen pregnancies, 71% of high school dropouts, and 85% of youth in prison. Although the effects of motherlessness are not as well
Over the next seveal blog posts we are excited to share a unique perspective of the GlobalFingerprints program with you! Dr. Dave Staab serves as one of ReachGlobal’s staff doctors, and has served on a medical team that recently visited GlobalFingerprints’ Liberia Site as well! “When our medical team arrived
Over the past 16 years, GlobalFingerprints has grown from serving children in the Democratic Republic of Congo to serving over 4800 children in 11 different countries. God continues to provide opportunities for partnership and growth. We are excited to share the launch of two new GlobalFingerprints sites in Nagpur, India,
Ministry is beautiful, fulfilling, and very difficult work. Every missionary makes sacrifices to serve those in spiritual and material need, from moving across the world to enduring difficult travel to remote villages to risking persecution. Most days, the work is characterized more by mundane faithfulness than miracles. Here are three of the values
In 1922, Titus Johnson arrived in Congo, Central Africa, now known as The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Titus was a Bible College graduate who possessed an innate passion to serve the Congolese people. Titus immersed himself in African culture and society straightaway, learning Lingala, a local trade language. From
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and we wanted to raise awareness on this issue and share how GlobalFingerprints (GF) is actively working to address this global tragedy. The hard truth is that children around the world are maltreated each day often at the hands of those individuals whom
How does the gospel spread to unreached communities across the world? How do we begin our mission of breaking children out of the cycles of spiritual and physical poverty? GlobalFingerprints follows a two-prong strategy for spreading the gospel in life-changing, relevant ways: planting churches in hard places and equipping the national church
Our work at GlobalFingerprints is one way in which the EFCA seeks to glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people. What makes our program unique is that we focus on reaching vulnerable children throughout the world. We have four goals for the children we serve, and these goals