Bomb Attacks Claim 4 More Lives in Mindanao

Two explosions from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have rocked Sultan Kudarat Province, Mindanao, Philippines recently, claiming 4 lives and injuring 49.

Culture of Conflict

As tragic as Maria’s is, stories like these are not uncommon here. Children in this region of Mindanao are traumatized by, trained in, and raised up in a culture of conflict.

Keeping Children Out of Combat with Education

Pioneering new projects in hard-to-reach places is at the heart of what we do. We are continually exploring new approaches to keeping children out of combat, and one of the most effective methods we’ve found is education.

Elisa’s Story: Seeds of Change

As she looked out over the beautiful green trees and expansive soccer fields surrounding her, Elisa couldn't help but laugh. She grew up on this very property, but it hasn't always been the thriving ministry it is today. Back then, "it looked nothing like what it looks like now. We didn't even have doors!" she recalled.

Seeking Peace: An Update from Mindanao

Out here, military and police checkpoints seem as common as fruit-stands. Outside every school is a green sign with bold white letters stating simply: “This school is a ZONE OF PEACE. Let us protect it from conflict.” Security is tight and it needs to be.