Impact Canada – TrueCity Hamilton
July-December 2017

Lauren+ Date Archive, Impact Canada, July-December 2017, TrueCity Hamilton

Overview TrueCity is a network of congregations working together for the good of Hamilton. We share a calling to authentic involvement in our neighbourhoods and across the city, and cultivate cooperation and collaboration between churches on specific projects to be a blessing to Hamilton. TrueCity aims to share tangible congregation-based models of involvement in neighbourhoods and the city as a whole. … Read More

Impact Romania
July-December 2017

Lauren+ Date Archive, Impact Romania, July-December 2017

Overview Impact Romania is a program located in the Transylvania region of Romania. The purpose of the program is to value, disciple, and develop Romanian child and young adult orphans to grow in character and influence in their world. The Romanian Orphan Outreach project focuses on the development and support of orphan children who are living in state care either in … Read More

Impact Guatemala
July-December 2017

Lauren+ Date Archive, Impact Guatemala, July-December 2017

Overview Impact Guatemala serves the community of La Pinada through a partnership with Senderos de Luz (Pathways of Light), which was founded by Hilmar and Carmen Avila in 2008 to address the needs they recognized in and around their own community. Senderos de Luz operates a community centre in La Pinada that is a hub for social assistance programs, vocational training, … Read More

Impact Burkina Faso – Village of Hope
July-December 2017

Lauren+ Date Archive, July-December 2017, Village of Hope

Overview The Village of Hope School, which has educated thousands of students since opening in 2002, began out of compassion for impoverished and orphaned children living in Burkina Faso’s isolated rural communities. Situated just outside of the capital city of Ouagadougou, it has grown to provide quality education, healthcare, and nutritious food to over 500 children each year. Many of Burkina Faso’s … Read More

Impact Ecuador
July-December 2017

Lauren+ Date Archive, Impact Ecuador, July-December 2017

Overview Impact Ecuador supports the ongoing ministry of Carmen Bajo Church to serve the people of Carmen Bajo, a marginalized neighbourhood in Quito, Ecuador. The community struggles with high levels of teenage pregnancy, dysfunctional families, poverty, child mistreatment, malnourishment, and alcoholism. Carmen Bajo Church meets both the spiritual and practical needs of the community through three main projects: a children’s … Read More

Impact Bolivia
July-December 2017

Lauren+ Date Archive, Impact Bolivia, January-June 2017

Overview La Jornada (“The Journey”) is a shared home for former street kids who have left the streets for various children’s homes, graduated from high school and are committed to continuing their education by taking up a skilled trade or gaining a professional qualification. Street kids in Bolivia grow up believing they are disposable, invisible, insignificant, and unloved. Many have ended up … Read More

Impact Zambia
July-December 2017

Lauren+ Date Archive, Impact Zambia, July-December 2017

Overview Impact Zambia was established in 2012 with a vision of working in partnership with indigenous leaders to help some of the poorest communities in rural areas of southwestern Zambia. Its primary ministries are operated through New Life Tabernacle (founded in 1994 and headquartered in Itezhi-Tezhi, Zambia) and its 20+ branch churches. Impact Zambia’s first project was to build a facility … Read More

Hope for the Sold: July-December 2017

Lauren+ Date Archive, Hope for the Sold, January-June 2017

Overview Through writing, speaking, and film-making, Hope for the Sold fights exploitation one word at a time. By making movies, writing articles, and speaking to audiences across Canada, our aim is to help individuals and communities take part in the modern-day abolitionist movement. Over 18 Screenings We’ve now done 300+ screenings of Over 18! In the last 6 months, we’ve also … Read More

Impact Kenya Shangilia
July-December 2017

Lauren+ Date Archive, Impact Kenya-Shangilia, January-June 2017

Overview Impact Kenya-Shangilia partners with Shangilia Children’s Home to care for orphaned and underprivileged children in the Kisumu area, Kenya. Shangilia Children’s Home, in Vihiga County in Western Province, supports over 60 children, aged 0-18 years. At Shangilia, children receive holistic care that includes their basic needs and a safe environment to play and develop. For the many children who have … Read More