Living in Slums

I told them that even if their situation seems like a mountain, God is mightier than the problem - Nitya Can you imagine being so poor that you live in a shack made of cardboard and plastic?  What if you had to struggle daily just to survive?  Imagine sharing a shanty with ten other families …

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A Sewing Machine

And let your widows trust in Me - Jeremiah 49:11b I had an aunt who used to sew on the side and a co-worker who sews her own tops and dresses. My mother had a sewing machine but I don't remember seeing her use it.  Growing up it never occurred to me to learn how to sew.  I …

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Children Find Hope

Gospel for Asia’s children’s ministry, Bridge of Hope, helps bring hope to many children in South Asia. Currently, more than 72,000 children are enrolled - Gospel for Asia I have heard and read so much about the Bridge of Hope program and the wonderful work it has been doing to transform the lives of children. …

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International Day of the Girl

On my twelfth birthday, I sat on the cold ground in a corner of a dark room with my knees drawn up to my chin and my arms wrapped around them as the tears rolled down my dirty cheeks.   I couldn’t sleep.   I didn’t want to sleep because I was afraid that he would come back and hurt …

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Three Miles for Water

Imagine walking three miles each day to collect water and the only water available is in filthy ponds or lakes.  This water is contaminated with waterborne illnesses but these women have no choice.  They don't have indoor plumbing.  They don't have the privilege of filling pots with water from the kitchen sink and using that …

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Daya’s Timeline

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up - Psalm 27:10 Daya was like an orphan even though her parents were not dead.  They abandoned her and if it weren't for her grandmother, she would have been completely alone.  Family life was terrible for her.  Her father beat …

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Missing Children

Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue me from their destructions, My precious life from the lions - Psalm 35:17. There's nothing worse than when a child goes missing.  All sorts of horrible thoughts go through our minds and we fear the worst.  When I read about Nadish, my heart went out to his mother. His attitude …

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A Place of Worship

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name - Psalm 100:4 The church I used to attend was modest and welcoming.  I always experienced joy when I entered through those doors and was greeted with warm and friendly smiles as I was handed the …

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Street Children

Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive - Jeremiah 49:11 Usually before I retire for the night, I check on my son.  I make sure he's nicely tugged in.   He has a home.  He has his own room.   He doesn't have to take the bus to school.  His Dad drives him there.  He doesn't …

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Women’s Literacy = Women’s Liberty

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural …

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