Does research really matter?

The last time I did anything research related was back in college. This was the first thought that crossed my mind when I saw the word research recently. 

Afterall, research to me was this scary thing that involved hours of time, data analysis, numbers, and worst of all—math. (I know math is important, but the last math class I took was in 2013.)

You could say I was happy using and expanding the right side of my brain with creative writing. 

But then I heard something that shifted my entire perspective on what research really is. 

What happens after I make my gift?

You’ve hit the donate button. And as technology works on the backend to process your gift, perhaps you’re wondering, “What happens next?”

Or maybe you’re reading this wondering, “If I decide to make a gift to Kingdom Workers, how can I know that my gift is going to make a real difference?”

Whatever your reasoning for clicking on this blog, I’m glad you’re here.

Could it be that simple?

It happened during lunch. This May our Disability Care ministry in Malawi was hosting a speech and language training led by visiting volunteers Kara and Rebecca. Suddenly, three children started coughing. That might not seem like a big deal at first, but, “If you don’t have a base of medical knowledge, you may not know that coughing means a child could be choking on food,” explained Kara. “It could be going down into their lungs.”

3 reasons why we love Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It’s nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And while those days offer great deals and opportunities to “treat yourself,” Giving Tuesday is a day when credit card swipes and cash payments go towards a larger purpose—supporting the life-changing work of nonprofits like Kingdom Workers.

Which leads me to the first thing we love about Giving Tuesday here at Kingdom Workers...

Peridot, Becoming a City on a Hill

Every season has its unique sight, sounds, and smells. In Wisconsin cooler weather and pumpkin pie mean fall. The smell of sunscreen and lake water mean summer is here. For teachers, it’s the sound of children filling the hallways on the first day of school that ushers in the start to another year.

And while most teachers begin that first day of school with a drive to work, teachers at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Peridot, Arizona have a much shorter commute. Just a short walk up the hill. This is because working in Peridot means living on campus. Seventh and eighth grade teacher Chris Mundstock explains why, “Because we are guests on the Apache reservation, we are not able to live anywhere else but here on campus.”

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