Monday, February 20, 2012

The Rainbow Network Follow Up

If you missed the interview you can listen now! Trina Wilcox from 88.3 The Wind talks with Brian Hom about the influence The Rainbow Network has had on Nicaragua with the help of people from Springfield, MO. Listen to how this faith based organization is fighting to abolish extreme poverty through education, micro finance, housing, health care, and sustainable agriculture.

The Rainbow Network  is always happy to receive your gifts to help Nicaragua. Get in touch with them at 3834 South Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807. Their phone number is 417-889-8088. Thank you for fighting poverty and improving lives!

Click here for the full interview with The Rainbow Network.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Pregnancy Care Center

The Pregnancy Care Center is the first organization to be highlighted as a Springfield Difference Maker. They are committed to, "providing health, wellness, and relationship education for young people facing an unplanned pregnancy, and presenting healthy relationship education in local schools to equip teens to make positive choices," as their mission statement reads. They provide a number of services including Adoption Education, a Pregnancy Testing Program, and Community Medical Referral.
For the past eleven years the PCC has helped enrich relationships and they have impacted the community in several ways. Among those changes have been a decline in teen pregnancies by 24% since 2000, abortion rates have decreased by more than 49%, and volunteers have invested numerous service hours valued at over $7.34 million. They also visit schools to advocate abstinence education through the Choice Project.
Educational, community, and foundation collaborations are what keep PCC thriving. You can help the PCC continue to educate the Ozarks. Volunteer opportunities range from mentorship to administrative tasks, visit the How To Get Involved page to see the list. Contact Terry Malesky at (417)877-0800 ext. 388 or email and set up an appointment today!

The Rainbow Network

Many complaints among every day conversation are that we need to clean up the house, grab something to eat, or do dreaded school work. It's rare that we consider that we don't have a house to clean, we don't have food available to assuage our hunger, or that educational opportunities are a luxury. Nicaragua knows too well what it's like to be underprivileged but fortunately, The Rainbow Network is committed to changing this lack in misfortune.

Since 1995, The Rainbow Network has made it their mision to:
"share in the love of God by partnering with Nicaragua’s poorest people in healthcare, education, economic development, and housing." As well, "We value Christ’s call to serve the poor. We respect the dignity of all people without exception. We value effective partnership.We value the expression of faith demonstrated in the act of giving."
This month Brian Hom will us how The Rainbow Network is affecting the Ozarks. He will share stories about trips to Nicaragua and tell us how both financial support and volunteer action is helping make positive change for this country. You might even discover that you're ready to "kick the tires" for a few days by taking a trip to Nicaragua.

Learn more about the vast opportunities at