Third-year university and Leadership Development Program student Methode was 6 years old when he witnessed the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a systematic massacre of more than 1 million people of the Tutsi ethnic group.
German moved completely away from God, but God did not draw away from him. One day, when German was 19, things dramatically changed.
Tabitha leans on the table and writes to her sponsor about how she and her family will celebrate Easter.
She is the younger of two children in a family with a strong Christian background. Her father is an evangelist and singer, and recently released his second album.
In one of his songs, Tabitha’s father defines Easter…
Life held nothing promising for Masilamani. Born in the south Indian village of Thirumanickam, he was the son of farmers.
The life of a farmer in India is difficult, and despite their hard labor, Masilamani’s family lived a life of extreme poverty.
In such a circumstance, Masilamani could not have dreamed of anything better than carrying plow…
Life has not been easy in the community of Odisha because of the discrimination and exclusion the tribal and Dalit people faced from the mainstream community. They were not invited to any community events and because they were unable to find work, they resorted to begging and ragpicking for their livelihood.
On graduation day, families celebrated not only their completion of the Child Survival Program, but also the end of the most vulnerable time in their children’s lives.
Violence in its many forms, exploitation for economic aims and the denial of basic rights remains the portion for many women and children living in Burkina Faso.
When Joyce was just 2 years old, her mother died. A few months later, she lost her father. She had no one except her grandparents, who took her in to raise her and give her the love she so needed.
This Compassion Sunday in Togo is a very different kind of Compassion Sunday than we are used to in the United States.
For Ethiopians, the coffee ceremony is an important social event that brings people of the family or community together. Many people are drawn not only to the coffee itself, but also to the long and beautiful ceremony that gives people a chance to communicate and share ideas.
“It was as when the stones speak. I opened my eyes and said to myself that God was calling me to something more. My dream is to become an ambassador, and at the utmost degree, represent my country as the president.
The children looked longingly at the colorful stacks of Bibles in front of them and could hardly wait to lay their hands on one. The noises gradually fell to soft whispers when the first name was called out.
Not every child in class is called up front to receive a letter. Some are handed a Bible verse on a small piece of paper that the center staff prepared for them. Children know the difference, and although they value the encouragement most of them hope they’ll receive a letter soon.
We recently met several wonderful teenagers in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In the time we spent with them, they shared what they have learned at their child development centers.
Many people in Mexico are highly dedicated to crafts, but in the hills of Veracruz, there is a group of adolescents who have dedicated the last couple of months to the delicate craftwork of making glass Christmas decorations.
Like most boys his age, Alejandro enjoys playing soccer with his friends and always has time to play with his little brother. He looks forward to continuing his education and one day he wants to become a doctor to help the people of his community.
Tomasa brought her family to Lima, leaving their house and farmland behind. She is glad her daughters are encouraged to dream about the future from their new home.
In Kisoro, Uganda the Batwa were not well received by the locals. They were, in fact, isolated and despised.
We gave Juan David a camera and asked him to take pictures of everything that caught his attention. This is what life in Mexico looks like to Juan David.
Leadership Development Program students followed Jesus’ footsteps, entering a deep jungle near the Thailand-Burma border to minister to the children and adults living in Sao-Hin.
Both Saroj and her unborn baby were in serious condition, and it seemed certain only one of them could survive. Her family members took her to three different hospitals, and every doctor had only the same words to say.
In the Philippines, godparents are not blood relatives, yet they are looked upon as second parents. Through letter writing, one sponsor has earned that position in the life of her sponsored child.
With an education, Maasai girls are free to dream, compete with their male counterparts, and decide their own future. This feat was unheard of in years past.
Silent heroes don’t show off or stand out, and almost never appear in pictures or headlines. These are the genuine heroes, the ones whose hard work makes things happen in the lives of children.