Crossroads conference 2013

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July 16 to 21 Noracta was present with a stand at the Crossroads conference (Korsvei Festival) in Seljord. This was a great experience with lots of good and meaningful encounters with people of all ages. We managed to present our work in many ways through our stand. To get in direct contact with so many great people gives great joy and inspiration in the work. It was particularly inspiring to meet such great interest in our work with Hans Nilsen Hauge values ​​in today’s Kenya. We thank Crossroad who gave us this opportunity and everyone who took the time to visit our stand in Seljord. We look back on the days at Crossroad with great gratitude and blessing in many ways.


New regional groups

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It grows well in Nairobi’s slums. The legacy of Hauge spreads so that more people are sharing in the work and the vision. The last two years we have grown from 7 to 12 regional training groups at 12 different locations in the slums. These regional groups are the core of our work. They meet monthly to study the Bible and other relevant topics. This is where the daily work runs with all its joys and challenges. We therefore see this growth as a major and important growth in the work.


Hans Nilsen Hauge an Example of Empowerment

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Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) was a farmers son from Norway. He is by many known as a travelling preacher who spent ten years in jail due to a law which prohibited ordinary people from preaching in public. Less known is his tremendous impact on his contemporary society. In Hauges footsteps  the Haugian society of friends developed both spiritually and economically, thus they gradually influenced whatever environment they were part of.

During his career, Hauge laid a foundation for many in Norway to begin thinking and acting independently. In this way, he brought down official authoritarianism, and laid the foundation for Norwegian democracy and parliamentarianism. In a time charactarized by inequity and economic pverty, he became an influential leader who bravely pointed out the unfairness in his society, even though it meant a clash with those in authority. This was something he could only do because he was also certain that he was called to a God-given task.

 

In the book Sigbjørn Ravnåsen is providing an overview of Hans Nielsen Hauges life and ethical thinking that will shed light upon the question of how an ordinary farmers son became one of the most influtential leaders of his time. He is convinced that this example can provide valuable insight also for the challenges of our times.


Info video Noracta

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Do you wonder what Noracta is doing, or just want to look at some of our work, please click here to see a small info video.


Kibera slum

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Noracta works among some of the world’s poorest. We work in different slum areas in Nairobi, Kenya.
To visit a slum area can challenge us in many ways. But it can also create new dimensions of life. A film cannot convey everything, but it can provide a glimpse into something looking like unreal existence for many outsiders. Would you like to see a small part of Kibera slum,  click in here.
 


BereanSafari

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One of Noractas partners in Kenya is Berean Safari. Berean Safari is arranging an international Bible study course which is held annually. The course brings together participants from several countries in Africa and beyond. The course consists of self-study, group discussion, teaching and social fellowship. The text study method is called the Manuscript Method where the text itself is in focus. You can see an excerption from Berean Safari 2010 here. here.


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