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Great News for our work in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jul. 30, 2020 We have exciting news to share with you this week! We are expanding our work to impact nearly 95,000 more people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by launching operations in five additional watershed areas. Some of you may be familiar with the story of our work in the DRC. When […]
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Life After Devastation

How do you move forward when the worst has happened? At some point in our lives, we’ll all experience something not going to plan. For some of us, these disruptions may be especially devastating. And unfortunately, in certain parts of the world, these are unfortunately more commonplace. In many parts of exploited countries, life is […]
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How is God at work in the environment?

Paying attention to God’s involvement in the environment gives us a more encouraging way forward. “Jesus said my yoke is easy and my burden is light,” explained Phileena Heurtz. “When I consider the state of our world and the concern of the future for our planet, it feels very heavy. It can be depressing.” “But, […]
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What does it take to be thankful?

Imagine what gratitude looks like at its most intense level There’s no real way to measure who the most grateful person in the world must be, but can you imagine what life must look like for that person? A deep appreciation for practically everything and an overflow of joy towards life. It’s probably easy to […]
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Children Deserve Better

Children are the most affected by our environmental choices People widely recognize the fact that children have the most to gain or lose based on how we treat our environment. In fact, providing a better life for children and grandchildren was the most frequently cited answer in a survey of reasons why people care about […]
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Protecting God’s Creation

What motivates Christians to care about climate? This is a question many have asked, from both within and outside the faith. While people in general may have all kinds of reasons for concern- from uncertainty towards the future to concern for the poor, how this is influenced by people’s spiritual beliefs stirs up a lot […]
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Time to tell ourselves a new story about the environment

Our survival depends on a new story When it comes to the environment, it appears more and more obvious that we need new ways of doing familiar things. The behaviors and habits that have gotten us to where we are will not sustain us for where we want to be. Making things different, however doesn’t […]
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Global Changes Show Us What is Possible

It can be easy to only notice the bad things going on in the world, especially when it comes to environmental issues. While it’s important to stay concerned and connected to the planet’s challenges, it’s equally important to stay tuned in to the stories of hope. These stories remind us possible when our relationships with […]
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Knowledge Empowers

Empowerment often takes the form of learning When it comes to community development, you can give away food. You can give clothing. You can give scholarships, or water, or trees. These are all things that are all deeply needed in many parts of the world, and there are many times when giving directly to address […]
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Right Now, Somewhere On Earth

Attention to our environmental condition often fades in and out. Things like news coverage or public concern may come and go, which sometimes makes it easy to forget that our ecological story is constantly unfolding. Here are some things that are happening right now. Families are feeling the burden of environmental degradation When you hear […]
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A Generational Promise

An investment in the environment is a promise to future generations “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” You might see that quote attributed to Les Brown or to Warren Buffett. While the author of the phrase is unclear, its significance is direct. Our relationship with the […]
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When Nations Get Busy Planting Trees

For over 30 years, Plant With Purpose has advocated for planting trees as a simple but powerful response to the environmental challenges that our planet faces. Swiss researcher Tom Crowther speaks about planting trees urgently. As far as climate solutions go, “it is available now,” he says. “It is the cheapest one possible and every […]
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My faith has come from difficult moments

Sometimes it’s the hardest moments of life that produce the most growth If we were to list out the most meaningful things we’ve done throughout our life and then make a second list featuring the most difficult things we’ve ever done, I suspect we’d find a good amount of overlap. Things that are worthwhile are […]
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When it comes to the environment, is there a case for hope?

How hopeful do you feel when it comes to the environment “I’ll be honest, sometimes it can feel like there are many reasons why finding hope is difficult,” explained Plant With Purpose executive director Scott Sabin. Scott’s assessment feels very relatable. Between the rampant threats to places like the Amazon rainforest, the frequent reports of […]
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A Village Homecoming

Displacement affects about 10.7 Million people in Africa Displacement refers to somebody who has left their home due to force or a lack of safety, in most cases, conflict. This term differs from refugee status, since refugees are technically defined by crossing a national border. When regional conflicts came to the area of Dushirwe, many […]
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