An increasing number of diverse leaders equipped to participate in God’s mission of saving the lost and renewing all things.

“What does resilience mean?” 

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.

Through Their Eyes

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, a learning program of Raise Up Global Ministries facilitated by Resonate Global Mission and resolved to build unity among students.

Bringing Peace and Building Unity through the Classroom

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.

Staying the Course, Staying Connected

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.

Saying ‘Yes’ to Jesus

When Scarlet was expelled from school for bad behavior, she wanted to change but was worried that no one would accept her because of her past. She experienced God’s grace at Emmanuel Christian Reformed School, a Resonate Global Mission partner in the Dominican Republic.

Searching for Acceptance

Scarlet’s parents separated and her father left home when she was young. Scarlet was devastated. “I was very close to my father,” she said. “When he left, I couldn’t understand why … it left a big emotional vacuum in my life.”

God’s Transforming Grace

Meindert Prins moved to Canada from the Netherlands when he was 29. He understands just how challenging it is to not only learn English as a second language, but to learn new things in a language you’re still trying to understand.

That’s why he partners with Resonate Global Mission to help students succeed.

The Challenge of Language Learning

“I’ve always had a soft spot for children,” said Meindert. “I thought after I retired, perhaps I could do some work with children wherever it’s needed.”

Following God to Schools throughout the World

When Laura Osborne was a student at Western Michigan University (WMU), she found a safe place to land at campus ministry. Now, Laura is providing a safe space for WMU’s international students as a campus minister at Resonate Global Mission partner International Campus Ministry (ICM).

A Safe Place to Land


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