• A missionary and a non-profit partner to serve Guatemala’s poor

    A missionary and a non-profit partner to serve Guatemala’s poor

    • Nov 25, 2017

    In Guatemala, a determined Belgian missionary named Jean-Marie Boxus, so dedicated to serving his people that he spent years as a volunteer fire-fighter, joined forces with a non-profit organization called World Neighbors, which believes in “getting to the little guy in the rice paddy,” to promote development and self-reliance among small farmers.

  • Jesuit scientist’s controversial rice system flowers in poor nations

    Jesuit scientist’s controversial rice system flowers in poor nations

    • Nov 6, 2017

    In the middle of the 20th century, a French Jesuit and missionary in Madagascar named Father Henri de Laulanié pioneered an approach to expanding rice crops called “System of Rice Intensification.” It’s derided by some others in the field as a collection of folk practices rather than real science, but it lives on, including in a Nepal project by “World Neighbors,” a non-profit organization devoted to promoting sustainable agriculture.

  • Former computer professional finds joy serving Vancouver’s homeless

    Former computer professional finds joy serving Vancouver’s homeless

    • Nov 5, 2017

    Mildred Moy of Vancouver, Canada, left her high-paying job to start Catholic Street Missionaries to recruit more people to be full-time street missionaries. The key to making a difference, according to Moy, is to remember that “people on the street are just like everyone else.”