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Vita wakes up every day intending to paint something beautiful with her life. Some days, she doesn’t feel like she has all the right colors.

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Aug 1 2013

She Chose Life

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Desperate, tired and unsure of her future, Norma walked helplessly towards home. She was sad and angry and at four months pregnant considered having an abortion.

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Estrika is a Leadership Development Program graduate in Indonesia who is passionate about small business and causes that benefit humanity.

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For most parents, the trip to the school may seem death-defying to them, but those trips usually only consist of a quick drive or a walk to the school gates. But the families of Ngandong village, in central Java, Indonesia, take their lives in their hands every day walking to school.

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Not everyone is qualified to be a mentor. Mentors must be committed Christians, committed to the local church, have passion to minister to the children, have basic teaching skills, and have good relational skills.

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Children’s hygiene is often neglected because they can’t bathe or wash their hands as often as they need to. Health issues like skin diseases are common among people due to the lack of clean water.

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 Of the thousands of villages in Indonesia, nearly 20 percent remain dark, unreached by electricity. Though sources of energy such as rivers are plentiful and accessible, they remain untouched by technology and have not yet been tapped as electricity sources.
With a university major in electrical engineering, Ronny has a big dream to minister to the poor.…

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Dec 31 2009

Protecting Our Children

In Indonesia, children’s rights are a critical issue — as in many countries, women and children are often the most vulnerable members in the community.
Disasters often bring immediate attention from governments, such as the recent earthquakes across Java and Sumatra, which resulted in families losing their most basic needs. But the sad truth is that…

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Dec 26 2009

Christmas in Indonesia

One might think that celebrating Christmas in Indonesia – the world’s most populous Muslim nation – can be a problem. Even though 90 percent of Indonesia’s 220 million people are followers of Islam, it does not mean that Christmas is not celebrated.
The biggest signs of Christmas (i.e. the traditions of the Western festive season),…

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Four years ago, on December 26, 2004, one of the deadliest natural disasters in history hit Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand. More than 225,000 people were killed in 11 countries.
Banda Aceh was one of those communities devastated by the tsunami. We had no active program in Banda Aceh before the tsunami, and in…

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