Category: Blog

Rewriting My Story: His Plan Prevails
Each month a member of the Edify Team from around the globe will be reflecting on how God transforms our lives when we choose to follow Him. This month, Alejandro Martinez, Guatemala’s Christian Transformation and Training Officer, discusses how God is rewriting his story as he chooses to follow Him. His Plan Prevails One day, I was sitting in my office and I thought about what I had done for… Read more »
Rewriting My Story: Living A Life Of Purpose
What is the purpose of my life on earth? While this is something I always consider as I make decisions in my life, I didn’t consider how my faith and work life could intersect. In 2014, three different people asked me what my Christian mission was. I realized that God was trying to tell me something about my life, especially concerning my work. He wanted me to seek Him beyond my personal… Read more »
Rewriting My story: How Education and the Gospel Are Transforming My Story
Each month a member of the Edify Team from around the globe will be reflecting on how God transforms our lives when we choose to follow Him. This month, Michael Adu-Carol, Ghana’s Christian Transformation and Training Officer, discusses how God has rewritten and is currently rewriting his story. Growing up, many factors stood in my way to receiving a proper education, yet God has and is still re-writing my story for His… Read more »
Rewriting My Story: God Is Not Finished With Me Yet
Each month a member of the Edify Team from around the globe will be reflecting on how God transforms our lives when we choose to follow Him. This month, Nyanda Biaty Duworko, Liberia’s Christian Transformation and Training Officer, discusses how God is currently rewriting her own story and the stories of the people around her. As a small girl growing up in Liberia during the civil war, I really did not understand… Read more »
Rewriting My Story: Under Construction
Each month a member of the Edify Team from around the globe will be reflecting on how God transforms our lives when we choose to follow Him. This month, Joel Cuadra, Peru’s Christian Transformation and Training Officer, discusses how God is currently rewriting his own story and the stories of the people around him. One day, God gave me a promise.  He revealed that I would someday have the opportunity to… Read more »
Why the Poor Need Private Education
“The accepted wisdom is that private schools serve the privileged; everyone else, especially the poor, requires public school.” Dr. James Tooley, Education Next However, what if this “accepted wisdom” were not true in poor countries? What Tooley discovered, and what Edify is championing is that hundreds of thousands of children across the world can attend private school, even children who live in some of the poorest areas of the poorest places on earth. Private… Read more »
What is Your Calling?
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.” John 15:16 Everyone is called by God in a general sense to love him and have a relationship with him. But what about your particular calling? What has God called you to do specifically, using your God-given passions and gifts? In January, the entire Edify team traveled to Ghana for… Read more »
5 Reasons for the Global Education Crisis
  It has been proven that education is a pathway out of poverty, however the current state of global education reveals just how narrow and inaccessible this pathway is, especially to the world’s poorest populations. Millions of children in developing nations will never have the opportunity to even step into a classroom. See the challenge here specific to Sub-Saharan Africa. To complicate the matter further, attending school is not always… Read more »
The Gift of Reliable Education: How Low-fee Independent Schools Benefit Their Communities
It's easy to take education for granted. Growing up in the United States, I never had to worry that my teacher wouldn’t show up for class. I just assumed that they would arrive on time, that they would be prepared to teach, and that they would have plenty of training. I grew up in a country where the public school system is, above anything else, reliable. It was… Read more »
Five Practical Tips for Your Next Short-Term Missions Trip
As we at Edify are preparing to take teams to the field this summer we have been reflecting on what has made our past trips successful. I believe that short-term mission trips can be effective and I want you to have the best possible experience.  I hope these tips encourage you and have an impact on the quality of your future experiences. 1) It is all about relationship. Transformation… Read more »