A Heart to Serve the Poor

Born into a poor family of six children, Pradip is a Leadership Development Program student from one of East India’s rural villages. He has a heart to serve the poor.

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When a Family Can’t Afford Emergency Surgery

Superstitious beliefs and a fear of doctors prevent many people in India from taking their sick children to the hospital. They would rather get medicine from a local pharmacy, where pharmacists supply tablets and syrups without a doctor’s prescription. Hemant’s […]

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“I Now Care for the Man Who Abused Me.”

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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From 5th Grade Farmer to PhD

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 […]

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Who Are Your Heroes?

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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From Ragpicker to Restored Dignity

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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The Girl in Bright Pink

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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The Lord’s Favor

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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Through the Eyes of a Child: Eastern India

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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Child Survival Program: Saving and Transforming Lives

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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