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Transformation: Seeking help when things look impossible

A compelling story about a young girl living in an area with one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. It’s an area where it’s also common to send kids off to work in situations of child labor, or forced labor, for very little pay and under extremely difficult circumstances, which is what this young girl had to face.

S3 : E13 / December 14th, 2022 / 9:47

Transformation: Hopes and dreams interrupted by potential child marriage

A riveting story about a young girl whose life was interrupted by the harsh reality of her family’s financial challenges.

S3 : E12 / December 7th, 2022 / 11:09

Transformation: Forgiveness and reconciliation after 45 years

Join host Cathy Herholdt and Karess Linzer as they share a story about sisters who were facing a bitter feud for four and a half decades. For years these sisters avoided each other in their small community until one day, God’s love began to stir up the need for reconciliation and their relationship was transformed.

S3 : E11 / November 29th, 2022 / 13:08

Transformation: Helping others in the community and beyond

Join host Cathy Herholdt and Karess Linzer as they share an incredible story of transformation in two people’s lives in South Sudan and how their transformation became the catalyst of change in their entire community.

S3 : E10 / November 23rd, 2022 / 12:10

Transformation: Healing and hope found in community

Join host Cathy Herholdt and Karess Linzer as they share an empowering story of transformation and healing in Bangladesh—two things that take place amongst a genuine, validating, and supportive community.

S3 : E9 / November 16th, 2022 / 12:43

Mystifying Myanmar: Finding peace amid turmoil in this unfamiliar country

Join guest Mark Estes for a glimpse into the mountains and villages of Myanmar, a mysterious land where citizens have struggled for decades to find freedom and peace.

S3 : E8 / November 9th, 2022 / 40:12

Beyond Borders: Small scale village development brings big changes in Laos

Join World Concern Laos country rep. Joshua Pascua and head of global operations Peter Macharia for a lighthearted conversation and stories from rural villages in Laos.

S3 : E7 / October 26th, 2022 / 30:47

The Power of Sisterhood: Women elevating women in DRC

Venture into the forgotten corners of the Democratic Republic of Congo with Irene Nyambura, a female leader who is working to elevate the role of women in a historically patriarchal society.

S3 : E6 / October 4th, 2022 / 21:57

Cultivating Hope: Planting Seeds of Change in Chad

Ali Angobona takes listeners on a journey deep into the heart of north-central Africa to his home country of Chad, where Sahel Desert temperatures can reach 120 degrees and people struggle to sustain life and livelihoods. But there is reason to hope.

S3 : E5 / September 27th, 2022 / 35:03

When Chaos Reigns: Clinging to Hope as Haiti Teeters on the Edge of Catastrophe

Efanor Nore has lived his entire life in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but never imagined his city would dissolve into the violence that currently reigns over the streets there. Hear how he clings to hope amidst the chaos.

S3 : E4 / September 21st, 2022 / 30:06

Keep Your Eyes on the Road: Highlighting hard places that deserve attention

Join host Cathy Herholdt as she shares stories of hardship and hope in Haiti and Bangladesh—two places that captured her heart, but where people currently face extreme challenges living there.

S3 : E3 / September 14th, 2022 / 24:33

In a Dry and Weary Land: The need for innovative solutions where there is no water

The Horn of Africa drought crisis is threatening lives and stealing hope in Samburu, Kenya. World Concern staff members Joseph Muigai and Faith Nasieku talk about the need for innovative solutions.

S3 : E2 / September 7th, 2022 / 43:52

A Heart for the Hungry: Witnessing the realities of famine in Somalia

World Concern’s Peter Mutua gives a first-hand look into the effects of the severe drought conditions in Somalia and shares the heartbreak of witnessing families who have lost children to starvation.

S3 : E1 / August 30th, 2022 / 41:26

Season 2 Recap: Relive Memorable Moments at the End of the Road

Relive some of the most incredible moments from season two of The End of the Road podcast with your host Cathy Herholdt.

S2 : E10 / August 17th, 2022 / 22:06

Full Circle: Following hard paths that lead to purpose

Tracy Minke’s fascinating life has taken her to some of the hardest places on earth, but these experiences ultimately led her right back to where she always wanted to be.

S2 : E9 / August 10th, 2022 / 59:24

Come Mud or High Water: Going the Distance to Capture Stories

We caught up with filmmaker Jeff Arnold while he was on the ground in a remote part of South Sudan. Hear his description of the environment and challenges there in this brief phone interview.

S2 : E8 / August 2nd, 2022 / 11:14

Through the Camera’s Lens: Documenting life, hardship, and transformation in remote places

Daryl Finley has traveled the globe to some of the world’s toughest places to capture photos of the people, places, trials, and transformation happening at the end of the road.

S2 : E7 / July 19th, 2022 / 56:05

Commissioned: Following God’s call despite roadblocks and challenges

In part 2 of our conversation with Joshua Bundi, he shares how his calling to serve in South Sudan was confirmed and the blessings he has reaped by following it, despite challenges.

S2 : E6 / July 12th, 2022 / 36:51

A Father’s Heart: Being fully present as a parent while serving far from home

Joshua Bundi shares how he stays connected with his family in Kenya and present as a parent to his three children, even though he works nearly 1,000 miles away in South Sudan.

S2 : E5 / July 5th, 2022 / 33:03

Mission Possible: Seeing a big dream come to fruition in the hard places

As CEO of CRISTA Ministries, Jacinta Tegman is committed to reaching the lost, even when it means pushing forward into hard places. Hear her personal experiences at The End of the Road.

S2 : E4 / June 29th, 2022 / 37:27

In Love and War: Life in Ukraine calls for much prayer, service, and sacrifice

Vanessa McElroy has lived and served in Ukraine for 21 years. She shares what life is like in her country right now as she prays for peace and opens her home to those who have fled the conflict.

S2 : E3 / June 21st, 2022 / 37:09

When Home Is a Hard Place: The Thin Line Between Hardship and Hope in Haiti

James Francois grew up in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince and has lived his entire life in Haiti. Hear how he survived—and now thrives—in one of the world’s toughest places.

S2 : E2 / June 15th, 2022 / 53:02

Homeland: Growing Up Beyond the End of the Road

Raphael Leshore was a Moran and is now a young elder in his village in the remote region of Samburu, Kenya. He’s also a Christian with a unique opportunity to share Jesus with his community.

S2 : E1 / June 8th, 2022 / 33:32

Season 1 Highlights: To the End of the Road and Back

Relive some of the most incredible moments from the inaugural season of The End of the Road podcast with hosts Cathy Herholdt and Karess Linzer.

S1 : E14 / May 11th, 2022 / 28:16

Extreme Generosity: How one woman rallied support to stop child trafficking

Mindy Lee Irvine had a vision to raise $40,000 to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia. On her 40th birthday, she did just that—and so much more.

S1 : E13 / April 27th, 2022 / 47:19

Uncommon Ministry: Redefining Our Traditional Approach to Missions

Seattle area pastor, Steve Brooks, discovered ministry looks very different in remote parts of the world. Hear how his approach to missions changed in the wilderness of South Sudan.

S1 : E12 / April 19th, 2022 / 40:16

Living Faithfully: A Humble Humanitarian’s Life-Changing Season of Serving

Hear how prayer and humble service helped Rose Ogolla build relationships and change lives in the remote region of Samburu, Kenya.

S1 : E11 / April 12th, 2022 / 36:45

Surprised by Somalia: Similarities Abound Half a World Away

Nick Archer takes us on a journey across the globe to Somalia – a place that challenged him and changed him forever.

S1 : E10 / April 5th, 2022 / 48:21

Never Alone: Living Fearlessly in the Face of Danger

Hear how Jamie Winship, former DC police officer and founder of Identity Exchange, was able to stand in his faith after being arrested and jailed on a remote island in Indonesia.

S1 : E9 / March 30th, 2022 / 53:27

Up the River and Through the Woods: To the Congo We Go

In Part 2 of our conversation with Merry Fitzpatrick, it’s up the river and through the woods – to an isolated village in the Congo we go!

S1 : E8 / March 23rd, 2022 / 23:18

When Everything Crumbles: Being Present in Disaster and Crisis

Humanitarian relief expert Merry Fitzpatrick takes listeners on a heartbreaking journey to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, then to Chad in the midst of the Darfur conflict.

S1 : E7 / March 16th, 2022 / 50:06

Choosing the Hard: Answering the Call to Help in Tough Places

A follow up conversation with World Concern President, Nick Archer, about World Concern’s calling to hard places and situations—but not all of them.

S1 : E6 / March 10th, 2022 / 46:22

Reaching the Forgotten: Why Work at the End of the Road?

World Concern President, Nick Archer, discusses why an organization would intentionally choose to work in difficult, dangerous, hard-to-reach places.

S1 : E5 / March 2nd, 2022 / 34:52

You’ll Never Cry Alone: Life as a Woman at the End of the Road

Two humanitarians share their experiences as western women living and working in places like Jordan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

S1 : E4 / February 23rd, 2022 / 1:09:14

Into the Wild: A Journey to South Sudan

Part 2 of our interview with Harun Ringera takes us to the wilderness of South Sudan.

S1 : E3 / February 16th, 2022 / 39:48

The Shaping of a Humanitarian Heart: Growing Up in Rural Kenya

Harun Ringera recounts his childhood in a tiny rural village in Kenya.

S1 : E2 / February 9th, 2022 / 29:57

What I Learned at the End of the Road

Meet your host, Cathy Herholdt, and hear the vision behind the podcast.

S1 : E1 / February 8th, 2022 / 23:38

The End of The Road Trailer

Welcome to The End of the Road podcast! Brought to you by World Concern. Launching February 9th, 2022!

February 7th, 2022 / 2:12

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