- What We Do
“Depression stole my life in every way imaginable,” said Leenza Thompson, a student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. “[I felt] completely empty at some points, like I was just a shell of a human ... I really felt like I was a waste of space on earth. I felt that no one could ever love me.”
Then Leenza joined a discipleship huddle through Resonate Global Mission partner Geneva House campus ministry. There she began to discover her identity as loved by God and was able to take her first steps toward healing.
“All my life, I had a plan that after high school, I would go to college,” said Resonate Global Mission volunteer Kara*. But then Kara learned about the opportunity to teach English in Central Asia.
“A part of me said that it would be perfect for me, to learn and grow and be better prepared for the life that I wanted to lead,” she said. “The other part was concerned about changing my future plans almost randomly.”
But as Kara learned more about the opportunity, it seemed anything but random.
Fresh out of Calvin Theological Seminary, Paul Verhoef was called to serve as the first Christian Reformed chaplain at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. He recalls arriving at his newly renovated, freshly painted office on August 3, 2004, and looking around.
There was no furniture in the room. The office was just a 10-by-10-foot space connected to seven other empty offices along a common hallway and joined by a gathering space, said Paul. A new thing was starting, but work had to be done.
Educators around the world want to improve their teaching skills, but many do not have access to affordable training. That’s where you stepped in. Thanks to you, Resonate Global Mission was able to provide Educational Care training for teachers so they understand that, through their teaching, they can share the love of Christ with their students. At the end of each workshop, facilitators help participants prepare an action plan to implement in their classrooms what they have learned in the training.
When Wabwire Dennis, senior pastor of Assemblies of God Buhauli in Uganda, was invited to attend Timothy Leadership Training (TLT) facilitated by Resonate Global Mission, he decided to skip the first day.
In the end, the lesson he missed brought 13 new believers to his church.