While World Relief has been involved in rural Mozambique for many years, the challenges have always been high. Endemic flooding, alternating with periodic drought, causes regular crop failure and food shortages for those living in rural Gaza. The economic risk is so high that many men leave the villages to work temporarily in South Africa, only returning to their villages for a few months each year.


Central Asia

For nearly 20 years, Zhanna Velilayev has poured her life into serving kids with disabilities in Almaty, Kazakhstan. While her ministry and organization have gone through various phases and names (A Friend at All Times, The Mercy Ministry, Young Life Central Asia Capernaum), the focus has always been the same: to authentically love kids and adults with special needs as Christ does and mobilize others to do likewise.