Three Things African Children Have Taught Me

No matter how difficult their situation, children in Africa cope with immense suffering. Is this because it’s the only life they’ve known?

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Who Are the Women of Worship?

Where are you, and who are you with, when you experience deep, soul-nourishing worship?

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Touch Them with Your Heart

Are we able to extract the needs of children from the intricacies of our daily work and focus on them, even if for a moment? What are we really passionate about in our respective roles, in our daily activities?

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The Power of Prayer and a Loving Family

Gisele’s mother was a housemaid and prostitute when she conceived her. Gisele got very little care from her mother when growing up and on many nights would be locked up in the house alone.

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Of Bugs and Mountains

Precious children pointed and screamed at hundreds of bugs swarming to the lights. Even though orphaned or abandoned, these Rwandan children found joy in the beauty and simplicity of the bugs.

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Former Sponsored Child Gives Back to His Community

We came to Rwanda with nothing and found that our family members in Rwanda had been killed during the genocide. Life was difficult because we were starting a new life in a new country with nothing — and we didn’t have hope for the future.

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The Luxury of Water and Hair Washing

In America, it’s easy to not think about our easy access to water. Or the fact that 783 million people — 11 percent of the global population — do not have access to safe drinking water, let alone bathing water.

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Unbridled Joy

When exactly does that happen — that our joy is snuffed out, stuffed down or smothered? What happens to stifle that unspeakable joy that used to well up at the slightest provocation?

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Small Things that Matter to Children

Children don’t necessarily need the extraordinary from us. They just need us to spend time with them, know them, love them, and be available for them.

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Ministry Highlight: Rwanda

We began our ministry in Rwanda in 1980 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2008, we started the Leadership Development Program, and the Child Survival Program followed in 2010.

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