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Back to School Backpacks (Harvey Relief)

Sharing a story of the impact of post-Harvey relief efforts, this week’s blog comes from Nancy-Page Lowenfield, member of Church of the Apostles, Houston. Before Hurricane Harvey hit, we [at Church of the Apostles, or COTA] were already planning on doing a backpack drive for Love Elementary, one of the highest-need schools in Houston, and […]

Irma Damage

Irma Updates

Support Irma Relief Monday September 18, 2017 Irma may be a distant memory for the Weather Channel, but those effected by rising waters and fallen trees are still in need. Here is a website coordinating a variety of efforts to get aid and labor to where it is needed most. All Souls Anglican Church is […]

Photo by Grace Bryan

Irate Irma

Donate Now On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma has brought flood waters, loss of power, and general havoc to the southeastern United States. After causing widespread devastation across the Caribbean, Irma’s damage to the mainland U.S. was—in some ways—not as grave as expected. However, for a storm as big as Irma, this still […]


Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Donate Now Post-storm Updates here Not Again… 9/11/2017: Just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey flooded southern Texas, Irma is hammering Florida. Southern Floridians are no strangers to storms. However, according to experts at the National Hurricane (as quoted in the Washington Post), Irma could be a “once in a generation storm”. Churches cancelled Sunday worship […]

Church of the Apostles, Houston

Harvey Updates

Monday September 18, 2017 Monday September 4, 2017 Friday September 1, 2017 Check out this inspiring story of teachers going to shelters, including our own Church of the Apostles (Houston), to help displaced kids process the trauma of the flooding – and to give the parents trustworthy child supervision so they can do the hard […]


My First Mission Trip

Another guest blog post by Jennifer Collins, participant in the 2017 Nepal Vision Trip. I am in my mid-fifties, a Christian for 30 years, but I have never taken a mission trip. I always thought they were for other people. People with more time, more money or more faith than I had. But the 2017 […]

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Reaching the Unreached in Malaysia

“They need to learn how to take care of animals, not simply shoot them.”  This is why the Archbishop of Southeast Asia, The Most Rev. Ng Moon Hing  started an educational program for the Orang Asli, a historically nomadic indigenous group living in the forests of Western Malaysia. A school run by the church accepts […]

Children in Tabora Tanzania want to continue their education

A Safe Place to Learn

Imagine you are a girl who wants to continue her education at high school. And your parents agree to send you! However, you live in rural Tanzania and the closest secondary school is over 20 miles from your home. You suggest renting a room with a family in town near the school, but your parents […]


Do Your Homework!

As a child, you probably hated hearing this from your parents. As a donor to ARDF, you now can say this to us! And we are doing our homework—each and every time we receive a project for review. The work starts long before a project is up for approval. Using our networks in the Global […]