- What We Do
There are many divisive issues that we would love to forget as 2020 fades into history. But there is one issue that made headlines this past year that should not be silenced in our churches and our communities: the pursuit of racial justice.
Without racial justice, we cannot have shalom, and unless we seek shalom, we will not be joining in God’s mission of proclaiming the good news in our neighborhoods and around the world.
Phyllis lost her sight to measles when she was just two years old—but that hasn’t stopped her from making a big difference in Machakos, Kenya.
“Despite her visual impairment, [Phyllis] has beaten the odds,” said Rev. Jared Kaka Rioba Bosire, who coordinates Timothy Leadership Training for Resonate Global Mission in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Phyllis is a mother, leader of the women’s ministry at her church, and tutor at a teacher’s college. She also works closely with the Christian Union to share Christ and disciple believers on the campus where she works.
“I hate myself.”
Larry (name changed) sat in a motel room on East Colfax, a street in Denver, Colorado, notorious for drugs and prostituion. Larry had a rough childhood. His mom struggled with drug addiction. Growing up, he was sexually abused and had nowhere safe to go for help. He turned to drugs, alcohol, and gambling instead.
For years, Larry could manage the addictions. But then he lost control. His marriage crumbled. He was no longer able to see his daughter. He had no home.
Evy* had never heard about the Fulani, a people group in West Africa who are mostly from a Muslim background. But that didn’t stop her from packing her bags, flying across the ocean, and moving into one of their communities so people would have an opportunity to learn about Jesus.
Evy* spent 29 years serving with Resonate Global Mission among the Fulani, a people group in West Africa who come mostly from a Muslim background. Now, she’s back in the suburbs of Chicago.
City life is drastically different from her rural ministry, but she said sharing the gospel with her suburban neighbors won’t be so different. There’s a lot that North Americans can learn from ministry among the Fulani. Resonate asked Evy to share some tips: