Building Life through Literacy

As a child, Balraj’s parents were too poor to send him to school. He spent his days working instead of learning to read and write. He remembers peering into the schoolhouse while the other children studied, desperately longing to go to school too. But it never happened. In a few short years, Balraj was married…

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One Unanswered Question

Maalavi was an educated, happily married mother of 3 children, well respected for her no-nonsense attitude and devotion to her work with the Police Department. She had an illustrious career and her family, tradition, and religion were the main foundations and joys of her life. But Maalavi was stuck on one unanswered question, “What is…

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A Girl and Her Courage

Vanita’s father struggled with alcoholism, an addiction that led him to spend all of the family’s money. This forced Vanita to drop out of school because her family could no longer afford her school fees. Vanita stayed at home, helping her mom with household chores. One day, as she was washing clothes outside, Vanita met…

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A Safe Place

Vadin was just a toddler when he was orphaned and went to live in the slums with his aunt and uncle. Vadin’s new guardians had very little money, but he was better off than many of his peers; some children in the area even lived on their own in India. Vadin attended school—until he turned…

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Safe in the Love of God

In many parts of the world the choice to openly follow God is not an easy one. That was certainly the case for Anya. A school friend introduced 13-year-old Anya to a kindhearted church planter named Preeti. Anya visited Preeti regularly and soon she received Jesus as her Saviour. At home, Anya’s older sister, Varsha…

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Freedom in Christ

Addiction to alcohol and gambling consumed Goral. His wife and daughter suffered his drunken abuse, making their lives hopeless and miserable. He was always in trouble, risking his job at the rice factory. Over time, drinking took its toll on Goral’s health. Goral knew he didn’t want to die and leave his wife and daughter,…

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Literacy Classes Help Deter Horrific Practices

Rajan went numb. He stood in complete disbelief as his family encouraged him to sacrifice his only daughter as a way to appease their gods. They believed it would be the only way for Rajan to escape the cycle of poverty he’d fallen into. Many people in his village worshipped trees and stones. A child…

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Literacy Classes Elevate Families

Kaivalya and Sahar, both committed Hindus, lived happily together with their two children. However, over time Sahar began drinking and developed an alcohol addiction. He became angry and controlling and began to beat Kaivalya. Any income he brought in would go to support his addiction. Kaivalya knew that her family could not survive like this…

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Changing Lives

Kela’s father was addicted to alcohol and his drunken behaviour made it difficult for him to get work. In Grade 4, Kela had to stop going to school to take care of her two younger siblings while her mother went to work. Their home was in turmoil. But the Lord was at work in Kela’s…

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