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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 […]

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#GivingTuesday Giveaway!

ARDF is participating in #GivingTuesday 2017 And we couldn’t be more excited! #GivingTuesday is a global initiative that encourages all of us to give back and celebrate the power of generosity. As we start thinking about Christmas shopping for our friends and loved ones, let’s also remember the people around the world who lack the basic necessities of […]

Water Mission in PR

Update from Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria blasted through Puerto Rico on September 20th. Six weeks later, many residents are still without power and clean water. The island’s motto is now “Puerto Rico se levanta” or “We will rise up!” but for many people, this is taking to long. ARDF is partnering with three different ministries to deliver aid to […]

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Planting Trees & Harvesting Surprises

Have you ever been wary of new technology? Certain that something new will never work. Isn’t it exciting when you learn that the “new” thing actually adds value to your life? This is currently happening in Tanzania. Deforestation is a major problem in the Kagera region of Tanzania, due to a heavy reliance on poor […]

Irma Relief

Irma Relief: “A beautiful experience”

Hurricane Irma swept up the coast of Florida in early September 2017, leaving hundreds of thousands of residents with flooded homes and no electricity. In the aftermath, the local church has mobilized to receive teams from across the region to help in the recovery effort. ARDF is partnering with the Gulf Atlantic Diocese to get relief […]

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Rwanda: A Unique Opportunity to see God in Action!

You’ve seen the videos. You’ve heard the stories. God is doing amazing things around the world through the church and we want to give you the opportunity to see them firsthand. Join ARDF and Bishop Quigg Lawrence in Rwanda in late January 2018. We will have the unique opportunity to interact with Rwandans doing incredible […]