Stories

  • July 6, 2020

    COVID-19 in Uganda: An Uncertain Future

    Resonate Global Mission missionary Diana Boot should have been wrapping up a whirlwind cycle of Educational Care training with educators in Uganda and Kenya—but in late March, COVID-19 hit: schools closed and teachers weren’t able to meet for training.

    After consulting with doctors and Resonate leaders, Diana thought it wise to return to Canada. She took one of the last flights out of the country before borders closed and has been continuing ministry as an encouraging mentor from her home in Ontario.

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  • June 16, 2020

    A Little Heaven on Earth

    "Our calling is to serve these children," said Benard, the director of A Little Heaven on Earth School. Benard founded the school after he participated in Educational Care training led by Resonate missionary Diana Boot. A curriculum of Raise Up Global Ministries, Resonate missionaries like Diana use Educational Care to equip teachers to share the gospel in their classrooms. 

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  • June 12, 2020

    ‘A Family that Loves You’

    Lazarus and his wife, Robina, live in a small, one-room home in Uganda. Their house always had sturdy walls, a roof, and a door—but no windows to let in natural light. It was difficult to see while inside, even when the sun was shining bright.

    In their seventies, Lazarus and his wife didn’t have as much energy and strength as they once did. They weren’t able to work a full day, and even if they could, no one would hire them because of their age.

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  • February 19, 2020

    Amplifying Voices in Nairobi

    Twenty-six-year-old Eliud Wambua lives with his family in Nairobi, Kenya’s, Mathare slum. Homes, engineered from scrap materials like corrugated metal, are situated along dirt roads that are littered with trash and that flood when it rains.

    There is too much alcohol and not enough clean water, too few schools and not enough jobs. When people can’t work, Eliud notes, crime rates rise.

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  • February 18, 2020

    Called to Nairobi

    Otieno Oguok is a new Resonate Global Mission leader working in Nairobi, Kenya. In this letter to you, he shares how God called him to this city and gave him a vision for spreading the gospel.

    My entry into Nairobi shattered my dreams.

    I grew up in a village, but I always had a fascination with the city, its promises, and possibilities. My father died shortly after I was in high school. He was our family’s only breadwinner. With dreams and aspirations, I boarded a Nairobi-bound bus, pursuing the promise of a job in the city and expecting to help out our family.

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