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Jun 12 2013

Not Your Typical Father

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Fathers are expected to work and earn money for the family, not go to church or take care of the children. But Joseph is not the typical Filipino father.

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Sujon decided never to see his daughter’s face. Ignorance, superstition and the effects of a dowry system had hardened his heart. Somapti had a father, but she was virtually fatherless.

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May 30 2013

Never More Loved

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Leah looked for more and more reasons to stay away from her abusive home. She ended up joining a gang and did what they did just to have a sense of family.

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In Claire’s neighborhood, children grow up to become prostitutes and thieves. But Claire’s story is different.

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A few years back, Nagaraj came across one particular blog of a person who participated in Ironman competitions. This intrigued him so much that he and a friend started training to participate in Ironman triathlons.

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Sponsored child in Kenya laughing

“A child in Indonesia wanted to know if people in Canada had hair on their feet to protect them from the cold.” Another child asked, “Is math the same in every country?”

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Project Manager Piyush with children

Our ministry in Bangladesh has been blessed by excellent managers who are contributing to the lives of marginalized children. Piyush is one of those making differences in the local community with his intelligence, talent, creativity and, most importantly, his heart for God and children.

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lamphun thailand

Lamphun boasts of its beautiful Buddhist temples where pilgrims come to offer merits. It is a paradox, however, that the moral ethics of Buddhism have not contributed much to improving the social decadence of the province.

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Apr 6 2013

Honoring Rebecca St. James

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Rebecca St. James is moving into a new season of life and we want to honor her and her artist’s heart. So on behalf of our ministry and 32,197 sponsored children, thank you Rebecca, we are eternally grateful for you.

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Maggies father

Indian student Maggie nurses her father. She feeds him, dresses him and washes him. Not so long ago, her father systematically abused her.

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Dr. Masilamani

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…

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Mar 16 2013

Who Are Your Heroes?

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In 1 Tim. 4:12, the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy not to allow others to look down upon him because of his youth. He said, ‘but be an example in your conduct, love, faith and purity’. Everyone has their own sphere of influence, regardless of age.

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Girls in Odisha

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.

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what would you like to know

What would you like to know about the country where your sponsored child lives?

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carol-at-university_PH

Carlo’s parents knew right away that he was meant for greatness since he was born with two healthy legs. Both Carlo’s mother and father have polio.

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bibles-changed-lives

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.

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childrens photography

Photos you send to your sponsored children help them visualize your world and get to know you better. Today, you can see their world through photos taken by six sponsored children in the Philippines.

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Although she refused to say a word, one sweet girl in a bright pink outfit did not leave a visiting sponsor’s side. They had a connection that was strong although unspoken.

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Christian artist Jon Bauer watched a group of boys tear open bags of garbage to forage for food. He got up from his meal, went to the counter and ordered 12 cheeseburgers.

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the wise men

The wise men in the nativity came to honor the God-child. You, our sponsors are modern “wise men” who come to honor the God-image in each child.

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Dec 18 2012

The Lord’s Favor

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The soft rays of the early morning sun slowly began to break through the haze and shone on the faces of the two on the stone bench. Tears were running down the face of the man as he held the boy close to him.

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Have you ever asked yourself what inspires you? Those are the things we can hold onto for inspiration.

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child photographer

What does life look like through the eyes of a child photographer? Several sponsored children in eastern India were given cameras and a chance to find out.

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karen refugees

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.

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helping the poor

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.

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