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  • National Activated Retreat, Italy | The Family International
    to share news pray for one another make new friends strengthen old bonds and network on a myriad of projects The agenda of the September 2008 National Activated Retreat focused on the significance of being a Christian in today s world and specifically on strengthening marriages raising children and coping with the current global economic crisis The core focus was faith and learning to adopt a perspective of hope to

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/europe-west/articles/2008/151/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Visit to War-Torn Congo | The Family International
    he had ever invited Jesus into his heart and life and he replied No I don t know how So right there while the others looked on I took his hand and led him in a prayer to receive Jesus as his Savior Then I prayed for Jesus to open his spiritual channel so he could learn to recognize His voice The other policemen then said Please pray for us too and pray for our families So we prayed for all of them for protection in their dangerous job as well as for their families and their spiritual growth and inspiration They were all touched that we had taken time to talk with them and explain salvation and they were thankful for the posters we gave them with the salvation message printed on the back which they could use to share the good news they had found with their families We also visited one of the hospitals in Lubumbashi where we went from ward to ward and bed to bed counseling comforting and praying for patients their relatives and the doctors and staff A local friend translated for us as many of the patients only spoke indigenous languages There were children s wards with babies suffering from malaria and meningitis their parents at their bedsides and wards filled with elderly people who had lost hope By the time we left there wasn t a patient or visitor who hadn t received a poster words of comfort and prayer I will never forget what you ve done here today with your love prayers and encouragement the hospital director said Thank you Another man we met in a restaurant bar said he felt quite useless even to his own children I m not doing anything to help others or bring them closer

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/europe-west/articles/2007/226/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Lives Touched at the Children's Hospital | The Family International
    the ones helping us Now we are able to help them not only by cheering up the children but also by taking the time to listen and offer encouragement and counsel when staff members share their difficulties with us Every visit we also meet parents who are very thankful for every little bit of inspiration and entertainment we offer their children and we spend time listening to the parents also as they share their often traumatic experiences Many say that they feel better after having just been able to talk to someone We once met a little boy who had a birthmark covering half of his face He was staying in a corner looking down Samuel went over to talk to him and asked if he would like to have his face painted since that was one of the activities of the day He smiled and accepted Afterwards the boy looked at himself in the mirror and broke into a big smile Right away he wanted to go play with the other kids When some of his family came to visit him a little later he took Samuel by the hand led him over to them and introduced him The boy s transformation was unmistakable and his mother was very grateful for the love and attention we had given her child Our puppet show continues to be a big hit with the children but it would seem even more so with the parents sometimes One father who came to thank us after our last show said that his nine year old boy had been greatly encouraged A little shepherd boy named Nicolas had been the hero of the story we performed that day and it so happened that this man s son was named Nicolas Berger berger is French for

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/europe-west/articles/2006/225/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Ongoing Aid to Saharaui Refugees | The Family International
    in haimas desert tents like the one in the background We recently made our fourth trip in as many years to bring humanitarian aid to Saharaui refugees in western Algeria Nearly 300 000 Saharauis live in four camps in an area that is so dry and barren that they are the first known inhabitants Refugees from the disputed area of Western Sahara the Saharauis operate as a country in exile with their own schools hospitals and elected government On each of our visits we take donations of educational materials and organize games and other activities in some of the schools This time we also distributed over 1 000 toys and other gifts Always especially prized are Family produced books audiotapes and videos for children When we aren t able to make the trip ourselves we send the donations of food clothing school materials and other relief with truckloads of aid from other organizations in Spain On this trip we traveled by Jeep for about 200 km 125 mi without roads through the desert to get to the camp in Dajla home to 40 000 Saharauis When we arrived at 2 am the ever hospitable Saharauis prepared dinner and tea for

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/europe-west/articles/2002/98/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The Family International Western Europe: Projects | The Family International
    project began in 2000 when Mozambique underwent terrible floods in the Limpopo basin Humanitarian Aid Switzerland Family volunteers in Switzerland send regular shipments of humanitarian aid to developing countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa L Aquila Earthquake Relief On April 6 a dreadful earthquake measuring 5 8 on the Richter scale hit the Abruzzo region in Italy killing 294 people and destroying large parts of L Aquila region forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes Family International members were present to provide assistance Literature distribution and outreach 1 Visit to War Torn Congo During a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo six policemen stopped us on the street and asked us who we were and what we were doing Programs Hospital visitation 1 Lives Touched at the Children s Hospital For the past five years my husband Samuel and I have made monthly visits to the largest children s hospital in Paris where we play with the children sing them songs or put on a puppet show Seminars and retreats 1 National Activated Retreat Italy A growing circle of Activated members in Italy have come to depend on regular area wide retreats to share

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/europe-west/projects/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Videos | The Family International
    Português 中文 日本語 Search Search Home About The Family Mission Statement Worldwide Work Children Viewpoints Contact Email Us Sitemap Home Videos Videos Page 2 of 2 Previous page Educational Development Capacity Building Benefit Performances Tweet Footer Information Copyright 2016 by

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/videos/page2/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Videos: "I'll Shine" | The Family International
    Us Sitemap Home Videos Videos I ll Shine Get the Flash Player to see this video Other Videos Page 1 of 2 Next page I ll Shine A Christmas Greeting Welcome How you can help The Family International Spiritual Support

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/videos/15/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Videos: A Christmas Greeting | The Family International
    Family Mission Statement Worldwide Work Children Viewpoints Contact Email Us Sitemap Home Videos Videos A Christmas Greeting Get the Flash Player to see this video Merry Christmas from Karen Zerby and Steve Kelly of the Family International Other Videos Page 1 of 2 Next page I ll Shine A Christmas Greeting Welcome How you can help The Family International Spiritual Support Visitation Medical Camps Making a Difference Inspirational Products Humanitarian

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/videos/14/ (2016-02-15)
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