As the International Director for World Relief Canada for over 20 years, I have seen much accomplished in terms relief provided in situations of crisis – food, water and shelter – and many lives of the poor enhanced through your investment in agriculture and microfinance programming.
It’s always an incredible joy to see the significant differences our work makes – a tangible sharing of Christ’s love for all people. It’s only possible through your Kingdom investment.
It’s been a real blessing to work with our many talented implementing partners, both the local church partners in the countries we serve and the international partners of our global Integral Alliance.
This past year I was able to see firsthand our work with marginalized tribal groups in South Asia, and the ways our partner works with them to address their food needs and access their rights as tribal people.
I’ve seen women living transformed lives as a part of dynamic Savings Groups that enable them to save their funds, take loans, improve their cashflow and income, and support each other in their many areas of need.
I was impressed with the many ways our partners sought out critical gaps in relief support, and was equally encouraged by the creative ways our local partners find to meet critical needs of the most destitute, especially women and children.
As we enter 2017, with its huge needs and challenges, we at World Relief remain committed to following Jesus wherever the need is greatest, and with great confidence in our partners’ ability to respond effectively on the ground.
We strongly rely on your prayers and support for our work, our World Relief Canada team and our partners. Thank you and God bless you.
International Programs Director