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Volunteer Spotlight: Christie Castagno

If you walk into one of Faith that Works’ tutoring trailers in the Chesterfield Mobile Home Park on a Tuesday afternoon during the school year, you’ll enter a lively, friendly environment. You’ll see volunteers working one-on-one or in small groups with children on...

Our First Official Somali Church!

By Terri Stipanovich Faith that Works' Founder My recent trip to the Horn of Africa was a celebration of 5 years of hard work. We commissioned our first official church in a small Muslim town. Previously all of our 5 fellowships, which met in our pastors’ homes, were...

New Hispanic Outreach Coordinator

We have a new staff member at Faith that Works! Jessi Courier joined the Faith that Works team this week as our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. She will serve full-time with Faith that Works for the next year, overseeing our...

Stepping Out of Comfort Zones

K-5th Summer Reading Program impacts more than just the kids. This summer four college students chose to step out of their comfort zones and spend their time off from school building relationships with children and adults of different cultures and backgrounds. Madison...

Anointed with Love

Seeing Somali Christians display costly love and bold faith By Kim Wilson, who traveled to Ethiopia with Faith that Works in June “If we live, we live for Christ. If we die, we die for Christ.” Romans 14:8 This verse was quoted casually as we walked alongside the...

Entering New Territory

Spotlight on Prayer Chain Member Corrie Meyer “I had never been on a mission trip - never even been to a Vacation Bible School.” For Corrie Meyer, traveling to Ethiopia last June with Faith that Works meant entering new territory in more than one way. Corrie decided...

Representing a God of Love

By Terri Stipanovich, Faith that Works Founder One day from our recent trip to Ethiopia I recall as the best day. We spent a day in a Somali neighborhood working with kids at one of the literacy centers we partner with in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. We worked...

Meet the Summer Staff

The Faith that Works office is buzzing with energy and activity. Four young women - Chloe, Taylor, Megan and Madison - started working with us this week as summer interns. Three are working with us through AmeriCorps, a federally funded service program, and...

Water Purification & Educational Games

Ethiopia Team Member Spotlights In early June a Faith that Works team of 5 adults and 5 children/youth will board a plane headed for Ethiopia. For some team members, the trip will be a return and a reunion with beloved Somali friends, while other team members will be...

You’re Taking Your Kids?

In a few short days I board a plane for Ethiopia with my husband Steve and my youngest two children, Emma (12) and Luke (10). There will be 6 other team members with us as we travel to Ethiopia to meet with Faith that Works’ Somali leaders and work with students in...