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Loving Without Conditions in Guatemala City

When Luke Dove was 15, a high school mission trip to Guatemala transformed his life, and God put a passion and calling in his heart to serve the poor and vulnerable in that country. Since 2012, Luke has worked with Cada Niño ministry, which serves at-risk children in the city’s slums — areas that are continually plagued by violence, gangs, extortion, and murders. As the youth pastor, Luke works with the team to create long-term change in the lives of children and their families through community centers and programs that focus on educational reinforcement, family strengthening and spiritual formation. Here he shares the story of one girl (name changed) in the program.

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Christmas in Australia: ‘God honors my wildest dreams!’

Christmas in Dandenong, Australia, looks a lot different from the holiday in Michigan, where CMF team member Abby Weller is from, but she says it’s still her favorite time of year.

“Although we have sun, 100-degree days, beach time and barbeques, the annual party I throw to thank our children and youth ministry volunteers now ‘says Christmas’ to me,” said Abby.

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