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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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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Mela was the daughter of a highly-respected village priest who loved her dearly—and was teaching her to become a leader among the village women. He raised her to follow many gods, protectors of various aspects of life. Mela was obedient and humble, following in her father’s footsteps. Mela also learned the importance of cleanliness at…

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Verbal abuse. Threats. Manipulation. Not what you might expect from an 11-year-old boy, but Achal was experienced with all three bad behaviours. Achal grew up watching his dad come home drunk every day. His father beat the family and yelled horrible things at Achal’s mom and three older sisters. And now, with his screaming and…

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What if you lived in a country where it was illegal to tell your neighbours about Jesus? What if sharing God’s love might get you arrested or even killed? Would you do it anyway? Loknath did. In Madhya Pradesh, the state in India where Loknath lives, it is against the law to convert local people…

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With an estimated 14 million slaves, India has more slaves than any other country in the world—including captive children like Joseph. Though slavery has been abolished for more than a century in the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America, millions of people are still trapped by this inhumane practice. Adults, and sadly children too, must…

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Kalil faithfully prayed to the image of his family’s god morning and night for his whole life. He knew nothing different. But Jesus knew that this would not be 13-year-old Kalil’s story forever. Through your support, a Children’s Bible Club started in his village, and local officials encouraged parents to enrol their children since it…

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Blessings In Abundance

Life is difficult for 10-year-old Nagia. Her father is an alcoholic whose erratic behaviour causes chaos in her family and through their entire neighbourhood. Her mother is the sole provider for the family, working in a nearby tea garden. The stress of financial problems combined with a dysfunctional family environment weighs heavily on young Nagia’s…

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As a young girl, Jagriti received no formal education. Instead, Jagriti spent her days working as a child labourer. When she grew older she gave birth to a daughter whom she named Trishna. Like all parents, Jagriti wanted more for her daughter, so she enrolled Trishna in a government school. Jagriti began losing confidence in…

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