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CCX Ukraine has struggled greatly over the past year as they have faced political upheaval in their country. Recently, with the annexation of Crimea by Russia, they realised they would need to evacuate the CCX team there. At the time, they wrote: ‘We feel really sad about this decision as…

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In the midst of financial struggles, God brought me to the IFES East Asia Regional Conference (EARC), one of 13 student leaders representing IVCF Philippines. Yet I went with questions in my mind: ‘Why me? I have never had any exposure to big national events before. And I’ve only been…

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The famous Beatles song seems appropriate at this time of year in Europe. It is a time of transition in IFES InterAction, the cross-cultural missions team programme of IFES Europe. Some InterAction team members are saying goodbye to the countries where they have volunteered, goodbye to the friends they have…

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It is said that 72% of people using the internet are active on social networks. With the recent boom in use of mobile phones with applications (smartphones), people no longer need to be at home or in an internet café to use social media. Wherever they are, they can work,…

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Grieving with Gaza

Posted by Penny Vinden

‘A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more’ (Matthew 2:18). ‘Today I started the day with tears in my eyes…’ began an email from Nadar, who leads the IFES work in the Palestinian…

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Growing in Grenada

Posted by Penny Vinden

Grenada is a picturesque Caribbean island with warm, friendly people and numerous natural tourist attractions. Although it is seen as a predominantly Christian country and there is no opposition to Christianity, many who consider themselves to be Christians have never fully surrendered their lives to God. ISCF Grenada wants to…

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‘A world without hope is a world without air.’ (French novelist André Malraux) This quote really spoke to me when I came across it in an essay I was reading recently. We can be driven to despair on a daily basis when following what is happening around the world: growing…

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There are some countries in South Asia where we cannot freely work. But there are Christian students in these countries who are eager to learn about God’s word, become better leaders among their peers and reach out to others with the love of Christ. This year KP Devkota, Regional Secretary…

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Africa is plagued by corruption and Ghana is no exception. No matter where you go it seems someone is expecting a pay-off, a favour, or ‘a little something’ just to do what they are paid to do. This problem is a hindrance to national development and a major blight on…

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We are saddened by news of the death of Dr Dietrich Bauer, aged 73, who served as Treasurer of IFES for more than 30 years. Dieter was passionate about good stewardship of resources which would allow the fellowship to grow in depth and breadth. With his financial background, he was…

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