Author Archive of Bsulahian

Fistula is Not a Women’s Issue…A Man’s View of Fistula
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As a man who pursues his wife, desiring to love her well and support her in the things she is passionate about, it was easy to follow her to Angola, Africa to witness Hope For Our Sisters’ support for women with a fistula. Had I ever been to Africa? No. Know much about fistula? Nope. Did I think it’d be a little awkward being the only non-medical dude on a trip surrounded by women who are suffering from a birthing injury? Yup. And as the dutiful

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March Gathering for Hope in Lexington — Wed. March 11 — Potter’s House
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Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 2 Militia Dr., Room 205, Lexington, MA We have a powerful evening coming up this Wednesday: Leah Knight, Director of High School Ministry at Grace Chapel Lexington, and HS students from the Summer 2014 Mission Trip will be speaking to us about the Guatemala City Dump and the more than 11,000 people who live in and near it - yes, many people live IN THE DUMP, and over half of them are children. Even other Guatemalans

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PEER Servants Concert for Economic Empowerment — Sat. March 14 in Burlington
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PEER Servants Concert for Economic Empowerment will be on Saturday, March 14th at Revive Community Church in Burlington, MA. All are welcome to this free event. The concert is focused on celebrating what God is doing around the world through our partners and letting people know about volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved. There will be great global worship led by musicians from different nations and inspiring testimonies from our volunteers.

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British Charity Director Found Guilty for Abusing Street Children in Kenya
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Today, a British court found Simon Harris guilty of abusing young Kenyan boys, as well as possessing indecent images of children, when he was working as the director of a children’s charity in their community. The trial against him represented an innovative use of technology and a unique collaboration between UK police and human rights agencies, including IJM Kenya. Harris will be sentenced on January 30, 2015. BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, December

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Hope is Alive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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When I think about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), I think of pain and loss. 1. It is considered the worst place in the world to be a woman. 2. Since 1996, over 5.4 million people have died in a war between tribes (deadliest conflict in the world since WWII). Yet, beauty still exists here. The DRC is home to beautiful people, lush rainforests, flowing waterways, and…yes, even hope. We have the honor of partnering with HEAL Africa and

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February Gathering for Hope in Lexington – Yar Ayuel of Sudan
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Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 2 Militia Dr., Room 205, Lexington, MA After wandering for weeks through the wilderness to escape the northern Sudanese militia, Yar Ayuel arrived at a refugee camp in Kenya and was eventually brought with her younger brother to the United States to live with a foster family in Winchester, MA. Now married and with three children, Yar continues to advocate for the Sudanese people. Yar is working in development

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Bring Hope – Get Pampered Event on Sat Feb 7th
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Hope for Our Sisters presents the "Bring Hope - Get Pampered Event"! Come spend an evening getting pampered with a spa treatment and delicious food in the company of other lovely women while helping support Hope For Our Sisters, Inc. Time: Saturday, February 7th from 5:30pm until 8:30pm Cost: $25 per ticket (includes one spa treatment and refreshments- additional spa treatments may be purchased at the event) Location: Andover, MA (address will be

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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World
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by John Wood In 1998, John Wood was a rising executive at Microsoft when he took a vacation that changed his life. What started as a trekking holiday in Nepal became a spiritual journey and then a mission: to change the world one book and one child at a time by setting up libraries in the developing world. He was soon driven to leave his career with only a loose vision of the change he wanted to bring to the world. John made the unlikely marriage

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Lexington Gathering for Hope – Ryan McDonnell and Grace Man of World Relief – Wednesday Jan 14
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Every second of every day children are orphaned by disease, women are widowed by conflicts, families are devastated by natural disasters and refugees are relocated to new countries. These are the heartbreaking stories of the vulnerable. World Relief believes God has equipped the church - the most diverse social network on the planet - to be at the center of these stories, leveraging time, energy and resources to join the vulnerable in their time

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January Jolt Class: When Helping Hurts: How To Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… And Yourself – Jan 4 – 25
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Sundays, Jan 4 - 25 11:00am-12:00pm: Jeanette Yep and members of Grace Chapel’s Missions Leadership Team Grace Chapel Lexington 59 Worthen Rd., Lexington, MA ALC Room 102 No registration required Loving our neighbors and caring for the poor is part of our job description as Christians. Jesus said in Mark 14:7a, “The poor you will always have with you,” so what difference can you and I make in alleviating poverty? Do you sometimes feel guilty

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