Jabulani’s Exciting Future

Jabulani leaned against the wall, thinking about her future.  Soon, she would be packing her portmanteau and leaving Johannesburg for London.  She couldn’t wait. Thanks to Dr. Klein, her sponsor and lover, she was going to study at the University of London.  Tomorrow, she was attending a special luncheon for her and other sponsored students …

Complicated

My name is Marguerite. I am living with a man who is my guardian, sponsor and lover. We met two years ago when I was still in high-school and living with my grandmother who passed away shortly after. I was in Barnes & Nobel and browsing in the Religion section when I sensed that someone …

Jabulani

She was leaning against the house she lived in with her parents when he drove up. The first time he saw her it was at the hospital when her father went in after he got into an accident at work. Neither he nor her mother spoke much English so she was there to translate. She …

The Search For Nata

I was very discouraged from my trip to Dakar. I showed everyone I met the photo but no one seemed to know who she was or where she was. After two unfruitful weeks, I returned to Paris. I kept the photo in my wallet. I'm not sure why I did that. I looked at it …

Riya’s Rescue Plan

It was a lazy Saturday for Riya.  When she finally got up to take a shower it was midday.  She was in such a good and relaxed mood that she didn't get upset when the soap slipped out of her hand and fell on the ground. After a hearty breakfast, she sat down in front …

Asha’s Story

Imagine you are a child and your daily routine is to get up early every morning to go and pick through trash with your mother.  You and your family are "untouchables" in your society which means you are treated as outcasts, undesirables.   You don't have many options when it comes to jobs so in order …

Investing in A Child

One sponsor can have an enormous impact in the life of a child in Asia through GFA Bridge of Hope! Their prayers, love and encouragement can make a difference in the lives of children who are constantly derided and told they are worthless by their culture - Gospel for Asia Nothing is more wonderful than …

Ruth’s Story

One of my favorite Biblical characters is Jethro.  He was a wise man, loving father and friend.  He had seven daughters and never once did he ever make them feel unloved or unwanted.  Not so, with Ruth.  Ruth is a young Asian woman who lives in a world where being a girl can stir hatred, …

Saachi’s Story

Sometimes we envy people who seem to have everything but we have no idea what lies behind that picture perfect veneer.  We don't know what their lives are truly like behind closed doors and what they have to do to hold on to what they have.  I used to find myself envying women who were happily …

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