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 …

The Nightmare

She stood at the window.  Radio City Music Hall was on her left.  Below, people carried on with their lives, oblivious to her plight. She had left one prison only to end up in another type—without bars but more confining.  She was trapped inside the world of sex trafficking.  In exchange for being released from …

The Plight

She sat on the plane, heartbroken the faces of the girls she photographed etched on her mind.  Child brides.  Girls married off as young as eight.  She knew child marriage existed in India but now it was there in front of her face.   A photojournalist living in Nepal, she traveled back and forth between …

Rescued

She came from Niger, a place notorious for child marriage. Her name is Abayomi which means "she brings me joy". She was only 14 when her parents insisted that she got married Abayomi was filled with horror.  She had heard stories of  girls as young as seven years  old being sold into marriage. She didn't …

18 Million Street Children

Imagine that you are discarded, abandoned and abused.  You are forced to beg or turn to drugs.  Imagine being separated from your family.  And if you are a girl, imagine being abandoned by your parents. These are the sad realities for millions of children in Asia.  They live in the streets where they are vulnerable …

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 …

Veil of Tears Movie Trailer

I learned about the following video from Gospel of Asia, a ministry committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with lost men, women and children throughout South Asia who have still not heard His precious name.  If you are interested in learning more about the ministry and their work, visit their website at …

Saving Face

I was thrilled last night when I saw the documentary, Saving Face win the Oscar.  It was a proud moment for Canadian Pakistani filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy as she made history as Pakistan's first Oscar winner.  Chinoy hopes that this Oscar win will ignite a flourishing film industry in Pakistan. Saving Face is a documentatry about acid …

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