- What We Do
Resonate Global Mission missionary Megan Ribbens stood among a class of seventh-grade students at Kingsway Christian School in Johannesburg, South Africa. The day before, none of the students knew the meaning of the word “resilience.” But that day, after playing with rubber bands, a girl raised her hand and described resilience as “the ability to bounce back.”
And these students need the ability to bounce back, said their teacher Ms. Ntombi.
In a remote area of Kenya, children from different tribes and traditions gather at school to learn together—but with conflict among communities, days at one school were often rife with fighting. Then one teacher participated in Educational Care facilitated by Resonate Global Mission and resolved to build unity among students.
Resonate Global Mission partner Morrison Academy in Taiwan provides a Christian education for children of missionaries and other international workers, but one campus only had classrooms and curriculum for students through ninth grade.
When students reached high school, they had no other choice but to live and study at boarding school in another city, or even another country.
From Resonate director Zachary King:
Sometimes, God answers our prayers with “not yet.”
“Not yet” can be hard to hear. “Not yet” comes with a little bit of uncertainty, a little bit of disappointment, even a little bit of sadness. But “not yet” also comes with a little bit of hope.
“Lee, are you ready to say ‘yes’ to Jesus?” asked your missionary*. He has been walking with Lee for months as Lee searched for true joy and peace. They studied Scripture together and examined the teachings of Jesus.
But Lee said “not yet.”
Students rushed into Resonate Global Mission missionary Hannah Damsteegt’s classroom at Resonate partner International School of Tegucigalpa (IST) in Honduras. They knew the day was going to be different.
Everyone at the school—from the students and teachers to the lunch workers, office workers, and principal—was dressed in white. “That was to signify Christ rising from the dead again and your sins being washed away and becoming white as snow,” said Hannah.