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The Value of Education

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of education.” In 1947, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote these words in his short essay, “The Purpose of Education.” Over 70 years later, these words still ring true.  ARDF is blessed to partner with many local leaders who are implementing educational projects in areas that lack educational […]

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Happy New Year from ARDF!

Happy New Year! We posted a lot of news in December 2017 – Bill’s thoughts on Advent and Boxing Day, as well as an update on how ARDF relief donations have been used. Now we want to hear from you! Do you find these communications helpful? What else would you like to know? In 2018, […]

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Advent Week 2: Praying for South Sudan

Donate this Advent Download the Advent Prayer Guide This second week of Advent we are praying for the church in South Sudan. A devastating famine, aggravated by civil war, has left 45% of the population “severely food insecure.” This means 4.8 million people are still starving. Here is our report from the ground: “It is […]

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Expectations of Advent

Donate this Advent Download the Advent Prayer Guide   Welcome to Advent. We at ARDF love that our tradition allows for this rich time of expectation. We are called to slow down and wait for Christ to come. Like any rich relationship, it takes an investment of time to grow and mature. In 2017, we […]

Advent 2017

Give an Advent Gift to ARDF Request Advent Materials This year, we are spending Advent exploring the ways the local church around the world reaches out to the marginalized in their midst. Follow along with our 2017 Advent Prayer Calendar. Your Advent gift will be used to empower the local church to strengthen communities in need. […]

It’s Giving Tuesday!

Today is the day! Donate to ARDF and you will receive a download of Follow After You, a new song by Jordan Ware, written exclusively for today, #givingtuesday 2017. You will love Jordan’s lyrical melodies. Based on the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi, Follow After You is a prayer for all of us wanting […]