Rahab

By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace - Hebrews 11:31 Image from GRACE in TORAH Why do women become prostitutes? Some do it as a means of supporting themselves while for a vast majority, it is best option they have. Many of …

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 …

Shaniqua’s Story

I used to be a prostitute.  And then, one night, I met a Catholic priest who changed my life forever. Father Ramirez didn't preach at me like most religious people do.  Instead, he asked me about myself and what got me into prostitution.  He sat and listened as I shared my story and not once …

In Nairobi

It was his first night in Nairobi. He had arrived in the morning. It was the fastest flight from Hong Kong and it took 14 hours. As soon as he got to the fully furnished apartment which was enormous and immaculate, he stripped and took a shower. Feeling refreshed, he wandered from room to room, …

Janco’s Story (Part Two)

Five years have passed since I took Nasha to the shelter for street children.  A lot has happened within that time.  I'm still handing out tracts but now I'm a Youth leader in my church.  My Mother is back home and she hasn't touch a drink since she checked into the Drug and Alcohol Rehab …

Claude’s Story

I'm sitting in the café which I frequently go to because I love their Latte when I can feel that someone is staring at me.  I turn my head and my eyes meet those of a very beautiful African American woman.  As we lock eyes for what seemed like eternity, I debate whether or not …

An Invitation

"So, what are your plans this weekend?" Vihaan asked Leona Friday morning when she was at her desk having a cup of hot chocolate. His question caught her by surprise.  It was the first time since she had been his secretary that he had asked her such a personal question.  She pondered it for a …

The Apology

The other night when my husband and I were watching TVO, we saw a clip of director Tiffany Tsiung's latest film, The Apology.  The film is about the more than  200,000 women and girls across Asia who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War.  "Now in their 80s …

Forsaken and Abandoned

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation - Psalm 68:5 It's heartbreaking to see how widows are treated in South Asia.  They don't receive the care, love or support that widows in North America do.  Instead they are blamed for their husbands' deaths and abandoned by their families. A …

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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