Portland & the Global Refugee Crisis

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by Megan Tragethon Violence has forced over 60 million people across the world from their homes, hope and a safe place to live are what they’re now in search of. Less than 1% of those that are forced to leave their home country will have the opportunity to be resettled in a new country. Fortunately[…]

Iraq: Update from the field

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by Billy Ray Today in the news 3 Americans were kidnapped in Baghdad, and people’s assumptions of Iraq being a dangerous place are solidified once again. But, I want to share a different side of the story. My family and I have been living in Northern Iraq since 2008 working for World Orphans. We’ve experienced[…]

Looking Ahead To 2016 With Hear The Cry

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  Sometimes I wake up, look around my room and it takes me a moment to realize what country I am in. Sometimes invigorating and sometimes unnerving, the process reveals the reality for many of us working with Hear The Cry that takes us all over the world to places we never thought we would[…]

Hear The Cry – Christmas Justice Initiative

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This year for our Hear the Cry giving catalogue, we are putting all of our focus on Global and Local Refugee care. We work very closely with refugees in Iraq, Somalia and Portland OR. Food, shelter, family, and the love of Jesus is provided from incredible people that serve these amazing people day in and day[…]

Bethany Village, Uganda – The Will to Succeed

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A special place, off the shores of Lake Victoria. 45 minutes local boat ride from Ggaba, lies this peaceful, vibrant peninsula of people and nature, known as Bethany Village.  In this place, 130 young lives find homes, mother’s and opportunities for love, education and safety.  They find Jesus, and a new trajectory of change. The[…]

We Are The Beloved

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Alex Salzwedel is the Pastor of Operations at Bridgetown. Alex has been traveling to Nicaragua for seven years, and works not only with Hear the Cry, but also directly with Forward Edge. Forward Edge sponsors La Villa Esperanza, the Village of Hope, in Managua, Nicaragua. La Villa takes in girls and gives them compassion and[…]

Six Summers in Zimbabwe

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John Ross has traveled to Zimbabwe every summer for the last six years. In Zimbabwe, A Jesus Church partners with Hands of Hope to help those who need it most: the poor, orphans, and widows. AJC supports four orphan homes in the community and regularly send volunteers to teach Vacation Bible School and provide skills[…]

MamaBaby Haiti

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Echo Zielinski is one of our amazing trip leaders with a special place in her heart for Haiti. Echo began traveling to Haiti with God’s encouragement, and now is a member on the MamaBaby Haiti volunteer board in the United States. MamaBaby Haiti is an organization of midwives and volunteers whose mission to create a[…]

Why Do I Serve?

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by Sam Zwingli This summer, I am working on Hear the Cry’s various social media platforms. I promote our trips, encourage project donations, and most importantly, inform Christians about how to act as God’s servants by helping other people. I have been in contact with trip leaders and volunteers about submitting their favorite photos and[…]

Restore Somalia

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  This year for our Hear the Cry giving catalogue we are putting a huge focus on child/student sponsorship. Throughout the Christmas season we’ll be highlighting each organization we work with here on the blog throughout the holiday season. Each blog will feature practical ways to get involved and to contribute financially. For more information read[…]


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