I Am Not A Beggar, I Am An Advocate

"Have we really started fundraising, or have we just sent a few emails?" That's the question I'm considering right now, for myself and for our team at Within Reach Global. Most of the time I'm afraid we are ...

The Humble Heart: A Surrendered Life

God never desired sacrifices. He never desired burnt offerings and holidays and feasts. All he ever wanted was a broken and contrite heart. All he ever wanted was obedience. That is the greatest gift we can...

I Don’t Speak American Christianese

Okay I admit it, I am confused. Maybe a little more than that. I am stupefied and astounded at the strange conversations of American churches and Christians. I read a lot of blogs. I catch the latest and gre...

Letters To Lorna From Liberia, Hour:93

Excerpt from Letters To Lorna From Liberia by David Joannes Hour:93 "Go get yourself some coffee, babe," Ray Joe tells me this morning at breakfast. That's not the first time he has called me that. "He...

The Memories I Made Up, The Beggar

Excerpt from The Memories I Made Up by David Joannes The Beggar  I have to describe my memories with words, inadequate as I know they are. I’m sure you know the feeling too. We see the men...

The Hub Fundraiser

We need your help to raise $5,000 by March 31, 2012 for Within Reach Global's growing ministry to unreached college students in China! Within Reach Global is in a financial bind to meet the needs of The ...

Liberian Orphans Will Break Your Heart

It's a long flight via Dubai and Brussels from Manila to Monrovia. Or from anywhere to Liberia for that matter. Maybe that's why Liberian orphans are so forgotten, overlooked and left out of the chasms o...

Five Year Old Li Yan’s Heart Surgery

It has always been our heart to reach out to the poor and forgotten, and five year old Wa girl Li Yan is a perfect example. In June, we heard about Li Yan through our co-workers at The Edge center near Mya...