Noah, a young boy in Ghana, felt like his chest was ripping. His heart wasn’t working properly and he needed God to make a way for him. In 2018, we told the story of his miraculous recovery and the heart-change that led to him getting a new sponsor.
Ebenezer was only 6 years old when he went to work on Lake Volta in Ghana. What did the injustice he faced look like? How did he find his way to freedom? Together, we shined a light on the dark realities of child slavery.
Annet is an awe-inspiring single mother of triplets and earlier this year, she needed your help. After delivering one baby, she rushed to a hospital on a motorbike where she unexpectedly delivered two more! Abandoned by her husband, she is raising these precious miracles alone. Her family desperately needed a safe home. And SPOILER ALERT, you made it happen for them! Thank you!
In many impoverished communities, menstruation is a stigmatized issue shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame. We shared three personal and societal aspects of life that are restricted when menstruation becomes an unmentionable part of being female.
In 2018, the story that stood out the most, by far was about the triumphant rescue of an entire Thai soccer team from a disastrous cave flooding. We told the story of Adun, the Compassion-assisted student who was rescued from the flooded Thailand cave and hear from his parents as the Wild Boars soccer team returns home.
In a second blog, we shared how his whole community rejoiced his return. At a thanksgiving service at his church, Adun shared how he prayed and clung to his faith in God while awaiting rescue. Both articles were by far our most popular blogs of the year.
You boldly prayed, desperately shared and joyfully celebrated all along the way.