Chidimma’s Story

Lauren Anderson, Wednesday February 26, 2020

With a motto like this: To equip the student holistically and help make him/her whole by providing spiritual enlightenment, academic enrichment, artistic encouragement, skills, enhancement, global exposure, and leadership development. it is no surprise that the education kids receive at Impact Kenya-PACE has the potential to be truly life-changing. Chidimma is one of the international […]


Reflections from a Forge Intern

Lauren Anderson, Tuesday February 18, 2020

Kendra Slagter, one of our 2019-20 Forge interns, shared some reflections on the internship as it draws to a close at the end of February. “I’ve worked at several international NGOs in the past, and though while many of these organizations were doing good work, I recognized a lot of harm that was being done […]


The New Year at Village of Hope

Lauren Anderson, Monday January 20, 2020

We are so grateful for your prayers and your support. There continues to be reports of attacks around the northern borders of Burkina Faso. With news that many schools in the north have closed, we are thankful to be located far from the borders and that we have been able to stay open.  We are […]


A New Job Opportunity for CFPC Graduates

Lauren Anderson, Friday January 10, 2020

A bit of really exciting news from Chris and Roger Bast, Program Champions for Impact Burkina Faso-CFPC: “Around Christmas, Victorien called and said that he and Alexandre had been talking to a company that is interested in having our students build a laundry building as part of their practical training. The company was very interested in the […]


Sorin is Home for the Holidays

Lauren Anderson, Monday December 16, 2019

I’d like to introduce you to Sorin Bucur, who has been involved with us (first as an orphan himself) since 2002. He has been one of our key volunteers for over 15 years! Sorin moved to Germany last year to work but continues to come back to be involved as our community is his home. Presently […]


“A Place Where I Can Be Myself”

Lauren Anderson, Sunday December 1, 2019

Manuel came to the lights at Lighthouse at the age of six with health condition called bone dysplasia, which is a congenital disease that presents with deformation, fragility, and weakness in the bones. He is often in pain yet he never complains. Manuel has been a great encouragement for all his friends as well as his teachers since […]


Celebrating With the First Set of Pastoral Graduates

Lauren Anderson, Sunday December 1, 2019

This year we saw our first set of pastoral students graduate from their certificate program. With two great teachers – Pastor Ben in Kasese and Pastor Sam just outside Kampala – we now have leaders and pastors equipped to lead in their churches.  Thank you for believing in our mission and for coming alongside us in […]


Robert Says “Step Up and Stand Firm”

Lauren Anderson, Monday November 25, 2019

Robert is a current Form 4 (Grade 12) student at the Pan African High School (PAHS). Robert is one of the many international students at PAHS, representing his country of Malawi. Since enrolling 6 years ago, Robert says he has “…felt normal here because I have found other people from other nations. Everyone is so […]


A Long Obedience

Lauren Anderson, Sunday November 24, 2019

Thank you for your support for Impact Canada and the TrueCity Network. This past March we held our 15th TrueCity Conference with the theme “A Long Obedience.” Here are the reflections of one of the church leaders who participated,   Each year the TrueCity conference brings me joy and hope. This year it happened again. In a world that […]


20 Years of Meals in Carmen Bajo

Lauren Anderson, Monday November 18, 2019

Over the past 20 years, countless meals have been served and lives transformed through the children’s program at Carmen Bajo. This year was no exception. Caroline arrived at the children’s centre anemic from poor nutrition and in desperate need of emotional support.  Throughout the year she has received hot meals, loving care, and education — and the […]