Parveen’s Story

Photo by Darina Belonogova on Pexels.com My name is Parveen.  I'm a young Christian woman living in India. Last week Sunday while other believers and I were worshipping in our church, a mob of people barged in and began shouting Hindu slogans. I wasn't afraid but very angry that they dared to come into a …

Imaginary? Illusions?

"I read a story recently about a man who when caught claimed that the devil made him do it. Instead of admitting that he was guilty and taking responsibility for his crime, he blames it on an imaginary, fictional character." "The devil isn't an imaginary, fictional character. He's real." "Says who?" "Says the Bible." "Men …

The Cruise

He sat back in the chair, arms over the sides, his long legs crossed, watching her as she did her stretches on the deck.  He watched her, wanting her and kicking himself for it.  His attraction for her was like a fever, burning him up inside and a sickness that seemed to grow worse.  At …

Clean and Living Water

Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation - Isaiah 12:3 It's that time of the year again when we raise awareness about clean water, something that is not accessible in some parts of the world.   It is hard to imagine living in a community where there is no clean water for drinking, cooking …

Love Came Down

He left the glory of heaven to come into our world.  He was willing to rearrange His life so that He could come here and live and walk among us. He traded in His majesty for our humanity.  He left His home to come to a place where He had nowhere to lay His head. He left the …

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 …

Baby Girls are not Celebrated

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you - Jeremiah 1:5     Imagine as you hold your baby daughter in your arms for the first time or you remember the first time you looked into those big, innocent eyes, that there is another baby girl …

Kishori’s Story

"Today, the diagnosis and treatment of leprosy is easy and most endemic countries are striving to fully integrate leprosy services into existing general health services. This is especially important for those under-served and marginalised communities most at risk from leprosy, often the poorest of the poor" (WHO:  Leprosy Today). I learned about leprosy from reading …

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