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Many women in Eurasia have ‘flower’ as part of their name. Flowers come and go, but they are also a symbol of hope, an anticipation of a future harvest. Our IFES worker, who is supporting the developing student ministry in a country in Eurasia, told us about how God is…

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Innovation means being open to ideas that some people think are crazy. It means looking for new ways of doing things, which may involve you being open to a little chaos. I’m not saying that we should abandon prayerful planning. But I do believe we should not be afraid of…

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Lesotho, a small kingdom entirely surrounded by South Africa, is a country where the UN says that 40% of the population are ‘ultra-poor’. Unemployment is a huge problem faced by young graduates and the competition for good jobs is intense. SULTM Lesotho has seen this problem and, along with traditional…

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‘This is incredibly fragile,’ she commented. ‘What do you mean?’ I asked. ‘Student ministry – there are days when it seems to hang by a thread, doesn’t it?’ I had to confess there are days when I wonder if we’re making any headway or if we’re about to collapse on…

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15,000 students in 35 colleges reached with gospel tracts 150 interested students in touch with Christian groups 10 new followers of Jesus, eagerly attending churches    only 10 full-time staff 90 local fellowship groups  with 280 prayer cells and 145 group bible studies    only 10 full-time staff Where did this happen?…

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In 2012, UNAIDS announced that Botswana was second highest in the world in the percentage of adults infected with the HIV virus. Although the government continues to take action to change this statistic, about 23% of adults aged 15 and over are living with HIV/AIDS. Students in ICMB Botswana are…

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I have a friend who recently entered into a relationship with a girl. Much to our exasperation, it seems as if the only thing he can talk about is her. I mean, sure, we are happy for the guy. But there’s only a certain amount of lovey-dovey romance we, as…

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‘Corruption and injustice are the daily bread in our country.’ ‘The university is a place where prejudiced ideas and social stigmas about religion reign.’ With these statements, two Christian students in Guatemala describe the context in which they live. Rather than becoming demoralised by the situation, however, both were driven…

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Can we question?

Posted by Tom De Craene

Within the IFES family we have all sorts of training events and programmes for our students so that they may be well equipped to reach the goals of our national movements. But I’ve recently realised that something might have to precede all of these efforts for which I haven’t often…

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A photo arrives at my desk: a group of students and young graduates eating snacks together. At first glance, this may seem a bit boring. But when you know that this is the first meeting of a new IFES group in an Arabic-speaking country in the Gulf States, then this…

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