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#GivingTuesday

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, YOU have the amazing opportunity to take part in the national movement of #GivingTuesday! Today, December 3, Passion Partners is INVITING YOU to take part in a call to action that will change lives around the world!  Join thousands of people all over by making the commitment to put others above yourself this Christmas season. What exactly can you do? You can get involved today by GIVING, GOING, or PRAYING! GIVE– Your donation of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or whatever you choose will help Passion Partners bring hope to someone in need. GO– It’s not too late to sign up to GO next summer with Passion Partners and SEE for yourself all that Passion Partners is doing.  Learn more by visiting http://passionpartners.org/get-involved/go/ today! PRAY– Most of all we need your prayers for our partners to remain steadfast despite difficult circumstances and for Passion Partners to continue to be faithful in our MISSION and our CALLING. By partnering together, WE can fulfill the Great Commission: to go to the ends of the earth with the Good News of the Gospel! Will you join us today?

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Join Us In Remembering The Orphaned

Orphan Sunday As you may know, November is National Adoption Month and this coming Sunday is Orphan Sunday.  Though Passion Partners is not directly involved in the adoption process, we are committed to alleviating the plight of the orphan no matter what that might look like.  From our Restoration Home to feeding and educational programs, Passion Partners has set up projects in specific locations around the world with the goal of ministering to the fatherless. We hope that as you remember the orphaned around the world this Sunday that you will think about how you too can make a difference.  Passion Partners has several ways in which you can get involved.  You can PRAY that Passion Partners will be effective in its mission and calling, GIVE by donating on our website, or GO by signing up for one of Passion Partners trips next year. To learn more about any of these options, email info@passionpartners.org for more details. “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.’”  Isaiah 1:17

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Tickets on Sale Now for Passion Partners September Event

We could not be more excited & honored to announce that Brandon Heath & Michael Boggs will be the special guest performers for our Inaugural Celebration & Benefit Dinner on September 27, 2013!! The evening will begin at 6:30 pm at West End Community Church and will feature our programs in Africa as well as best-selling author & world changer, Bob Goff!! Tickets are now on sale at www.passionpartnersbenefit.eventbrite.com!!! Please join us at for what is sure to be an amazing night to celebrate our partners!!  

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Summer Travel Update: “Oli Mulungi” (you are beautiful)

Oli Mulungi means “you are beautiful” in Lugandan, the language spoken in Kampala, Uganda.  42 radiant faces make up the sisterhood at Restoration Home.  Each face has a name, each name has a story, and each story plays a significant part in the ultimate STORY-GOD’S STORY.  I said “oli mulungi” at least 100 times during my short visit to Restoration Home.  It was one of 3 sentences I learned in Lugandan and each time it rolled up out of my heart, off my tongue and into the ears of a daughter of the King, I felt like I had stepped into my destiny.  To sit beside the next generation on the other side of the world and joyfully share the truth of who God says that we are was Holy ground for me!  It was like I could feel God smile as HE filled my mouth with yet another truth about who these precious girls are to HIM.  HE kept whispering, “tell them they are radiant, My inheritance, My child, a temple of the Holy Spirit, light, salt, a city on a hill, My ambassadors, etc…”  God was on a roll, bragging on His daughters and HE wanted me to tell them in every imaginable way that they are the apple of HIS eye! HE sees their past, present and future and HE...

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A Note from Candice…

It’s that time of year. I am returning to Africa for 3 weeks…with my 3 little people, 3 new staff members, and 3 sweet sister-friends, each and all co-laborers for the Kingdom.God has been ever faithful to continue to clarify my vision for Passion Partners and brought exceptional servants whom I have the opportunity to shepherd, responsibility to steward, and privilege of bearing fruit through their giftings–from Nashville to Nairobi and beyond. This week, we will begin our journey to Uganda and Kenya. Our time will be divided between the Restoration Home in Kampala, the Clinic in western Kenya, the J-Project in both countries & a conference with more than 700 girls in Kibera, Nairobi…and visiting a brand new site & meeting partners in Masindi, Uganda! As Executive Director, I’m committed to annual site visits to collaborate with our partners and cultivate future development. Passion Partners is committed to walking alongside our partners as they walk out their call and their passions. That is our mission. We provide funding. We provide leadership. But the primary motivation behind everything we do is extending the tangible, manifest, Hope of the Gospel. Passion Partners BUILDS COMMUNITIES: Health Care.  Clean water.  Food. Education. Restoration. Sometimes it presents in relief. Many times it is in development. They are both conduits to the Gospel. Deed & Word. Neither...

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When helping… HELPS!

Allow me to introduce Margaret Callahan, the newest addition to the Her Passion & Passion Partners team as the Strategic Development & Project Manager for Africa. After living in Africa, herself, I can see the depth of her experience transcends her hands and reaches the heart of others. Welcome Margaret! Candice (widow, mother & Executive Director, Passion Partners)   When helping… HELPS!! I joined the Passion Partners team just over 2 weeks ago and my mind is wrapping its way around the calling of this ministry… to BUILD COMMUNITIES on the foundation of CHRIST… all for the glory of God. I have previously been in ministry stateside and in Africa and have seen firsthand that it can be so easy for helping “to hurt” (and not “help”).  But the more I learn about Passion Partners and our international staff and the mission that they live out each day, the beauty of actually helping overwhelms me. I have not met them face-to-face (yet) . . . so I must imagine what their days look like. For some of our partners, they are ministering to teen girls – counseling them, encouraging them, providing a way for them to finish high school when there was no way before. For other partners, they are providing medical treatment for basic diseases that would have led to death...

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The Story Behind the Project : Girls Restoration Home

In Wakiso, Uganda, a town of about 20,000 people that lies just outside the capital city of Kampala, a man named Fred Kaddu faithfully pastors his congregation at Central Baptist Church. Not only is he a senior pastor, he’s also the principal of Wakiso Secondary School, which he co-founded several years ago. A man known for his integrity, his faith, and his heart to help the abandoned and neglected in his community, Fred’s life has been one of continual sacrifice in order to serve others. In 2004, perhaps more so than any other time, Fred’s sacrifice became greater and his service even more personal. He and his wife, Susan, along with other members of his congregation, began taking into their homes young girls – some who had been turned away from their families, others who due to death or extreme poverty, had no place to call home. Knowing the dangers that awaited these girls if they were left to the streets, Fred and his church family found that they could not simply turn them away. Five girls were among the initial group who were provided housing and care. However, as the number of girls requesting help and shelter increased, it became clear that they would not be able to continue to accommodate the need in their own homes. Thus, out of the...

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The Story Behind the Project : Ashburn Ohuru Medical Clinic

Peter Abungu, Passion Partners Kenya Director & Founder of Swahiba Youth Networks, was once a small boy in the poverty stricken village of Siaya. He attended school there. He lived with his Grandmother Joanne there. His roots run deep there. But one thing that had never been there was medical care. The closest fully functioning clinic was a 45-minute drive – nearly a ten-hour walk . . . and there is rarely an automobile in Siaya. Those of us in the developed world are unable to identify with the lack of accessible medical care, a necessity in our eyes, but a luxury for millions of others around the world. Unfortunately, Peter could identify, personally, with the destructive implication of no medical care. In 2009, Peter’s uncle contracted malaria and because there was no first-line medical care within the community, he died on his way to the nearest hospital. He was one of thousands who lose their lives in Africa to a treatable illness, from a lack of basic health care. “Could his death have been prevented?” someone asked. And because the answer was “yes, if there had only been a medical clinic in the area,” God gave Peter the vision to bring His hope, plan, and future to the community of Siaya. After discussing the likelihood of building a clinic in the...

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