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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Unwilling to Give Up Jesus

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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Young Bully Transformed

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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Bravely Sharing God’s Love

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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