People Like Me

We all surround ourselves, consciously or unconsciously, with people who are like us. Thus, it can be disorienting when we are suddenly surrounded by people who are nothing like us.

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Bumping into Distinctives

Not unlike bowling alley bumpers, 127 Worldwide’s distinctives act as guardrails to our ministry that ensure everything we do stays on course to achieve the mission. We might zigzag down the lane, ricocheting off one side and then the other, but we won’t miss the pins entirely.

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Trusting in the Lord's Provision

Trusting in God is something many of us struggle with. It can be easy to think we don’t need God when our basic needs are almost always met. In the struggle to fight against this lack of trust, I have learned much from the example of 127 Worldwide partner Rose Bugusu. Rose directs a children’s home and school in Malava, Kenya called Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre. She excels in trusting God, both in little things and in big things. In episode 7 of the Simply 127 podcast, Rose tells a story that exemplifies her trust in God.

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Living Out James 1:27

Chances are, if you’re reading a 127 Worldwide blog you want to learn more about caring for orphans, widows, and vulnerable communities. However, for many of us the James 1:27 command to “visit orphans and widows in their affliction” can seem very theoretical, even daunting. Yes, we readily assent that we should care for people in vulnerable situations... But how in the world does this actually play out in day to day life?

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The Upstream Impact of Gospel Transformation

In episode 30 of the Simply 127 podcast, Chris speaks about how he became involved in ministry in the Kibera slums of Kenya. From his story, we see just how vital the gospel is to the formation of the next generation of justice seekers.

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