Africa 2014 – World Help Blogger Trip

World Help Bloggers in Africa



In January 2014, World Help traveled with five passionate storytellers on an adventure into Africa. Below you can see how they each used their words to paint a new picture of Africa—one rising from the ashes of poverty.

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Project: Rescue Homes

We are raising funds to build and outfit 3 rescue homes

Too many children wander the dangerous slums of Uganda hungry, sick, and utterly alone. Operation Baby Rescue is intervening and saving countless lives.

On this trip, the World Help Bloggers  launched a campaign for a much-needed expansion of the Baby Rescue Center in Uganda—Rescue Homes. These facilities are designed to provide holistic care for children who would otherwise be left for dead. Starting with the completion of a partially built home and then constructing even more, these homes will bring life to thousands of children for generations to come. We hope you’ll Join the Rescue.

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Watch Now: Jerry’s Rescue Story

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Other Ways To Support Our Project

Each of the below items have been uniquely designed to support our project and Operation Baby Rescue. A portion of each product’s proceeds are attributed to our project’s goal.

Rescue Pendant Necklace $50
Rescue Tee $20
Rescue Onesie $15

Meet Our Bloggers


Dan King

Author of The Unlikely Missionary, co-author of Activist Faith
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Emily Wierenga

Author of Save My Children, Chasing Silhouettes, and Mom in the Mirror
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Matt Appling

Author of Life After Art
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Michele-Lyn Ault

Writer of A Life Surrendered
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Noel Yeatts

Vice President of World Help and Author of Awake
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Featured Trip Posts


Don’t Miss “The End” . . .
I came to Africa with a group of storytellers . . . and I saw Africa through their eyes. The power of a story is undeniable. They give meaning to the forgotten. They shed light on …


For those Skeptical About Sponsoring Children
His smile shines like the brightest dawn. This is a boy who has lost not only his 15-year-old brother, but his father–just two weeks earlier–and his mother no longer able to afford to care for him 


Missionaries Build Cathedrals, Not Strip Malls
“They say that patience is a virtue. I think it’s one of those virtues that isn’t always at the top of our lists. We like things fast. We want things now.  When we order food, we want it promptly


I only posted one or two Instagram photos each day, while I was in Africa. Mostly, because of a lack of phone service, not a lack of images. I’m sharing these photo images with you 


We Exist to Intervene
I’m struggling with getting my head wrapped around something right now. Maybe over time I’ll be able to process this better, or at least justify some excuse as to why I don’t need to fully understand …


The Savior Complex–and Why It’s Anti-Gospel
I sit on the ground with her, this woman in the brightly printed dress and crow’s feet from the Widow’s Village in Rwanda. She sits with a thud, because the genocide has that kind of impact–it has robbed …


Baseballs and the Language of Hope
I tried hard to explain what was going on … who these boys were in the picture and why they had sent these balls all the way to Africa. That my son was in the middle and that his friends had chosen to send these baseballs …


The Greatest Lesson We Can Teach Our Children
I can’t find my way around the menu. The long line of bloggers waiting for me to order, and the words blurring, there in the hotel restaurant because we’ve just returned from the Genocide Museum in Kigali, Rwanda. We’re here …


Poverty Is Not a Character Flaw: Why Our Assumptions About Global Poverty Do Not Apply
You know, poverty is not a new topic of discussion. Jesus said that the poor will always be with us. I’m not sure if he was just stating the facts or if he was making a subtle condemnation, but either way, he has been right …


We Look for the Evah’s of the World
I came to Africa with World Help, and a team of bloggers to see the rescue program in Uganda, and tell the stories of redemption and hope in Africa. Here, I’ve been in awe of the beauty of the Body of Christ …


i didn’t make myself an orphan
Today was a one of the most difficult and most anticipated days for me on this trip. It was difficult because I knew I’d be visiting the Kigali Genocide Museum. It’s a memorial built to help Rwanda (and the world) never forget …


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Follow the adventure in Africa as we share stories of hope. From Rwandan communities reclaiming hope after the fatal wounds of genocide to the humming homes caring for Uganda’s former child soldiers . . . we’re telling stories rewritten by hope.

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