• Unlocking Expectations – Nourishing virtuous character in times of crisis

    Unlocking Expectations – Nourishing virtuous character in times of crisis0

    As part of our overarching communication theme of “Unlocking Expectations” in times of the pandemic in the second half of 2021, readers of the EEA Newsletter are being presented with a variety of perspectives on and experiences with the topic in several issues of the EEA Newsletter. We are very pleased that Marvin Oxenham has agreed to answer some of our questions.

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  • Sparks of Hope in the Lives of Roma Women in Ukraine

    Sparks of Hope in the Lives of Roma Women in Ukraine0

    Twenty women and girls huddle together into a small Roma church in a Hungarian speaking village in Western Ukraine. Little babies nestle in the arms of teenage mothers, while grandmothers look after older ones. For a moment you might think you have come to a jungle, since the noise can be quite disturbing.  But little by little voices quieten and everyone finds their place.

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  • Beyond Hope, Expectations

    Beyond Hope, Expectations0

    In Nairobi, the first Covid 19 lockdown was in March 2020. Psychologically and emotionally, it felt to me like the announcement of a political state of emergency, except that this was a health-related emergency, unfamiliar and frightening, expecting to see armed soldiers walking on main roads stopping anyone who was foolish enough to venture outside. I looked forward to the afternoon three o’clock government update that gave critical information because I didn’t want to be unprepared for any eventuality, especially since I am also a caregiver of an elderly parent who wonders why we should keep away from others (social distancing) since we have no quarrel with them.

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  • Interview with the Executive Team of the EEA Hope for Europe Arts+ Network

    Interview with the Executive Team of the EEA Hope for Europe Arts+ Network0

    Over the next six months of 2021, the overarching communication theme of the European Evangelical Alliance is “Unlocking Expectations” in times of the pandemic. Readers of the EEA Newsletter will be presented with different perspectives on this theme in several issues of the EEA Newsletter. We are very pleased that the executive team of the EEA Hope for Europe Arts+ Network has agreed to answer some of our questions, as many artists have been challenged by the lockdowns over the last year and a half and many inspiring and creative ideas have emerged in dealing with the restrictions.

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  • THE TONE OF GOD’S VOICE

    THE TONE OF GOD’S VOICE0

    Have you ever noticed God speaking to you in different tones?  Think about it.  We use different tones of communication all the time, especially when teaching.  When coaching sports I’m generally noisy and enthusiastic, even to just one individual.  I just love celebrating their victories and calling them up to greater heights. 

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  • Extending Gospel Ministries and the Era of Social Distancing

    Extending Gospel Ministries and the Era of Social Distancing0

    With the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic’s spread […] [occurring this year], it’s important we recognize the difficulty of the past […] [16 months]. There’s no other way to say it: It’s been hard. We’re more physically distant than we, as a people of God, ever have been in over a century. Close family and friends haven’t gathered together in months if not the entire [..] [time]. People have suffered financial instability, food insecurity and the loss of loved ones due to the virus. While the church’s mission and work continue despite social distancing restrictions, I know deeper relationships with people in the community have been difficult to maintain or initiate.

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