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A SINGLE CONNECTION MAKES THOUSANDS OF CONNECTIONS

A friend of mine recently lost her husband of many years. As a retired minister, Bill had a dream of a new vocation after stepping away from the pulpit. He was well on his way to realizing his dream when his earthly life came to a conclusion. Bill had always wanted to open a bookstore...
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FUNDING PASSES $ 100,000.00 FOR CONSTRUCTION

Indianapolis, Indiana … With the construction of the new distribution center moving rapidly along, the process of fundraising is heading into the home stretch with nearly 2/3 of the needed funds now available to Action for Progress. This is not just a building. It is a distribution hub for medical supplies for hospitals and healthcare...
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CHRISTIANS FAR EXCEED NUMBER OF BIBLES

It’s a Sunday morning, and not uncommon for Christians to flock to their respective places of worship. Malawi has a very high percentage of Christians, and the Bible is the most important tool for any Christian. It is the Word of God. This Sunday morning, I traveled 40 minutes north of Malawi’s capital city and...
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FOUNDATION SNUGLY IN PLACE

Lilongwe, Malawi … With the footings poured, the rebar in place, the 22-man crew from Diamond Construction moves quickly to complete the foundation for the new Action for Progress warehouse and distribution center. The building measures approximately 137 feet x 75 feet with the flooring 3 feet higher than the surrounding ground level. This will...
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LOOK BEYOND THE LENS!

WHAT DO YOU SEE? Lilongwe, Malawi … When one watches the walls going up on the new Action for Progress distribution hub west of the capital what do they see? Blocks? Dirt? Mortar? Beams? Workmen in blue work uniforms? Yes, it is evident the casual observer will see these objects. But that is not the...
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UNDER FIVE MINUTES!

Lilongwe, Malawi … In the U.S., Dick Stephens has a document he needs to sent overseas. He walks to the next room, raises the lid on a 2018 model print/copy/scan HP printer, and lays the document in position. He lightly touches the word marked “scan”, and around the edges of the closed lid, He can...
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JOINING THE FOUNDATION

Lilongwe, Malawi … As the foundation walls settle into their new home at the site of the new Action for Progress distribution hub near Lilongwe, truckloads of fill dirt arrive to join them. Nearly four feet of fill dirt is being offloaded by hand, as the 22-man workforce, dressed in blue jumpsuit type work uniforms,...
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Groundbreakings and Cornerstones

Lilongwe, Malawi … One usually schedules a “groundbreaking” as an event that precedes the work of the contractor to begin construction. It is like the opening gun at the Kentucky Derby, or the Indianapolis 500. Bang … and we are off and running, but not before you hear the signaling gunshot. But it does not...
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MORE THAN JUST A DITCH

Hope Digs a Ditch in the Earth Lilongwe, Malawi … Some may see in this picture as a simple ditch, extending down through the rich, red soil of central Malawi. But to those who can imagine what will be on this site in just a couple of months, it is far more than a simple...
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