The Passenger

A strange thing happened to me last week. I had just come out of the drugstore and gotten into my car when the door suddenly opened and a woman got into the backseat. I swung around and was about to tell her that my yellow car wasn't a taxi and ask her to leave when …

Rescuer of Warsaw’s Children

“You see a man drowning, you must try to save him even if you cannot swim.”― Irena Sendler, Life In A Jar She was a woman of great courage, risking her life to rescue 2,500 Jewish children.  People may wonder how could one person save so many children. It was in her nature to help …

The Roman Ghetto

Dushan and Chioma were at Lungotevere de’ Cenci, 00186 Roma, the meeting point for the Ghetto and Jewish Museum walking tour. The tour was about three hours long. They had arranged it through the hotel. Initially, they had planned to explore the Ghetto on their own but Alfredo, the attendant at the concierge suggested the …

Mahsa Amini

Masha Amini was in Tehran when she was arrested. Her brother was told that she would be taken to the detention center to undergo a "briefing class" and released in an hour. Two hours later, Masha had a heart attack and a brain seizure. She died two days later. Her brother noticed bruises on her …

Chioma’s Talitha Kum Interview

istock Image Yesterday when Dushan and she returned to the hotel after they visited Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano and Scala Sancta, she got a call from someone from Talitha Kum saying that her interview was with Sister Frances. She couldn't speak to any of the former trafficking victims but one of the nuns …

After the Rain

Ronan stood at his bedroom, looking out. It was hard to tell there had been a thunderstorm if it weren't for the wet spots here and there. The sun was shining, giving the place a clean and pristine feel. The day promised to be a beautiful one. He hadn't slept well, though and felt tired …

Rehema’s Visitor

Rehema sat there on the floor with her knees drawn and her hands clasped around them, staring straight ahead of her. It had been weeks since Trishan visited her and she told him about her past. She would never forget the expression on his face when she finished her story and just before he said …

Saturday Morning

Weeks had passed and by now his hair had grown back at the sides. It was early Saturday morning. He hadn't slept well and after tossing and turning, he decided to get up. The sun had just risen. He shaved and took a long shower before fixing himself breakfast. After he ate, he washed up …

Mehr’s Testimony

Image from Open Doors USA Mehr is a young woman from India who left Hinduism to become a Christian. Following this life-changing decision, she faced persecution. However, in spite of what she went through, she continues to find peace and that is because, “I came to know Jesus as the true Healer—the living God—and I …

No Education Leads to Risk of Child Marriage

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com On March 23, 2022, the first school year here in Afghanistan, I was excited about returning and eagerly looked forward to seeing my classmates and teachers again. I along with other students showed up bright and early only to find the doors closed and armed Taliban guards. My heart sank. …

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