Losing a Child & Finding Love

Michaela was a student of Tamal Laghari's. She was a very bright girl who had many friends. When she died from an acute asthma attack, he was devastated. He went to the funeral where he met her mother. She was an attractive woman and a widow in her late thirties. Her husband died when Michaela …

Rehema’s Story

Getty's Image I was sitting in my room thinking how lucky I was to be here in London. It seemed like just the other day when my world had turned upside down. I left my home in Kenya when a woman whom I thought was my friend told me about a job at Pathfinder International, …

Chelsey’s Visit

He was looking out the window when he saw a taxi pull up. The door opened and Chelsey got out. She looked up and saw him. After waving, she turned and closed the door and the taxi drove off. She walked towards the entrance. It had been ages since he last saw her. Although he …

Nature Walks & Falling in Love

He hadn't meant for it to happen but it had. She was his teenage sister, Felice's childhood friend and he had fallen hopelessly and madly in love with her. How could it have happened? He had known her since she was nine--a scraggly girl with braids who used to smile shyly at him whenever she …

Signing Papers, Borrowing Books & Making Confessions

Daxon was on his way upstairs to change so that he could go to the beach for a swim when the doorbell rang. He went to answer it and was surprised to see Alecia standing there. "What are you doing here?" he asked her. She showed him a folder. "I brought some papers for you …

A Fixed Car & a Friendly Chat

He finished paying the bill for the work done on his car and after thanking Adaeze, he left the shop. She was standing outside as if waiting for someone. She looked up and their eyes met. He hesitated and then, he walked up to her. "Hello," he said. "Hello." "Are you related to Adaeze?" he …

Jabulani Meets Mrs. Klein

Jabulani was happy to see a few familiar faces at the luncheon thrown by Avianna Klein in honor of students like her who were being sponsored to study abroad through FACES Africa.  Mrs. Klein was the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization.  Jabulani walked over to the other students who were very excited about …

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 …

Her Very Own Galaxy

As a child, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil used to gaze at the night sky and dream of reaching the stars.  Driven by the desire to study the universe, she left her home to pursue an education in Physics.  Her parents were criticized for letting her move away for her education because young women weren’t supposed to live …

Esther John

Her name was Qamar Zia and she was born into an Islamic family on 14 December 1929, in British India. At the age of 17 she attended a Christian school where one teacher's faith so deeply affected her that she was moved to read the Bible with great earnest. Inspired by the book of Isaiah, …

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