Sarah Doremus

They call me, “the mother of Missions.”  I suppose it’s because many missionaries came and went from her home.  I have been interested in foreign missions ever since I was a child.  And God has given me the opportunity to engage in this interest. My husband, Thomas is a merchant like my father was and …

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A Changed Life

Christ [redeemed] me, and He will [redeem] you also! These words rang out loud in the marketplaces.  Myo Zaw made the impassioned plea to the crowd.  He was like Wisdom crying out in the marketplaces and pleading with the people to come her.  Myo's message was one that the people needed to hear. He was …

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The Widow

Woman, widow, mother, poor, invisible, substandard. Unloved, neglected, shamed. Blamed for her husband's death.  Alienated by his family.  Believed to be cursed.   Life for a widow in her society is tough, unsympathetic and unbearable.  Suicide seemed to be the only relief and release from the pain but God had other plans.  He sent three female …

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Loving the Unloved

For I am the LORD who heals you - Exodus 15:26 I read this story and was so touched by this young woman's love and compassion for others who were experiencing what she once experienced.  When a leprosy patient cried out, "Don't open my bandage!", Sakshi revealed her own hands and feet which clearly showed traces …

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Finding Joy in Jesus

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you - Jeremiah 31:3 Imagine you are a South Asian woman.  Every day is a struggle and a challenge to survive.  All you know is oppression from the day you were born until the …

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Two Wheels Are Faster

Help Missionaries go farther, faster with bicycles.  Help them to reach more people in one day for Jesus. As much as I like walking, I don't relish the thought of walking everywhere--not even for one day.  I have access to buses, trains, streetcars and taxis.  It's not a problem for me to go to several places in …

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When Sister Mary Prays

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice - Psalm 55:17 Nothing is more powerful than prayer. Sister Mary knows that and that is why she is such a prayer warrior.  After meeting Jesus more than 10 years ago, Sister Mary has shared His love …

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Real Life Hero

Does God still communicate with us through dreams?  Yes, He does!  Nitya Balji dreamed of a shack by the sewer and when he moved into a slum in South Asia, he recognized it as the one in his dream. God had shown him the place He called him to serve in.  Nitya settled into the …

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Prisha’s Calling

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven - Matthew 5:16 I read Prisha's story and was touched by the love and compassion she and the other women missionaries showed the people of Punya Basti.  The village was ready for harvest but there …

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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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