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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Because of your support, Lucy, a volunteer coordinator in the Philippines is able to share exciting developments in Children’s Ministry. “2020 has been a tough year! No one could ever have imagined how everything would change. When schools and churches closed, and even visiting students in their homes wasn’t allowed, it really affected our students!…

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Most pre-teens think about school and spending time with friends, but Joyce’s life was shattered when her father was killed during the civil war in South Sudan that erupted in December 2013. She, along her mother and two siblings, felt helpless with nowhere to go and no one to help. She doesn’t understand why tribesmen…

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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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Ever since he became a Christian at the age of 11, Bryan has been involved with the church. “I have always wanted to share the Good News with others so they can have a relationship with God,” he says. Even though he is only 19, Bryan ministers to the people in a small, neighbouring village.…

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When the mayor in his region sent a letter urging schools and kindergartens to avoid evangelical Christians because they were false believers and dangerous to children — Jelio was shocked. Jelio is a regional coordinator of Children’s Ministry with a Bible League Canada joint ministry partner and had begun a successful outreach with a local…

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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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Julie was a baby when her father abandoned the family. As she grew, life was filled with yelling and abuse. A heavy drinker, Julie’s mother regularly beat her. Julie’s step father disliked her and also abused her. Though, Julie was close to her younger brother Alexander, he couldn’t protect or comfort her. Julie’s life began…

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This letter comes from Maximo, age 13, in The Philippines: “I was raised in a non-Christian family and my parents had no stable jobs so they could hardly provide for our daily needs. I was discouraged about continuing in school and was about to drop out because I felt there was no hope. Then, the…

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