Orphanage Tourism

Did you know that most children in orphanages aren't really orphans? According to research done by Research by UNICEF up to 75% of children kept in orphanages in Cambodia and Nepal are not even orphans. Many of the children come from poor rural families and are trafficked into orphanages because their parents feel this will give …

Slavery and Grooming

"What's on your mind?" Mats asked Abi. She looked like she was thinking about something. "Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers." "I'm sure you're going to explain what you mean." "Downtrodden doozies are people who are mistreated because they are thought to be troublesome, difficult or problematic. When slaves rebelled against their masters, they were seen as troublesome …

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 …

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 …

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 …

In Need of Prayers

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge - Proverbs 14:26. The earthquake in Nepal left more than rubble in its wake.  It left heartbreak, loss and uncertainty. When I look at Drastaa's weathered face, I see unimaginable pain and devastation.  I see someone …

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