Saturday, February 25, 2017

Joy in a Game of Soccer

There has been war here since before I was born. I’m now 16. When I was 9 months old, my father was killed by the rebels because he refused to do unspeakable acts to my sister and mother. Two months after his death, my mother was found dead while w ... [Read More]


Singing in the Freedom of Christ

I can hear her before I see her. Her sweet voice echoes softly off of the walls as she walks down the steps, rounds the corner, and greets me with a smile and a hug. This is not an uncommon occurrence; Jeffmina’s beautiful singing voice floats around ... [Read More]


A Father in Pain Finds Joy at a School for the Blind

Eighteen years ago, our first child died from drowning at the age of 9. A year later, my wife gave birth to Manh. He was a healthy and bright child until that day in 2006—when an incident happened that changed the life of my family. Manh was trying t ... [Read More]


Blind Vietnamese Student Receives Scholarship

My family was overwhelmed with joy when Tung was born. God had finally blessed us with a son to continue our family line. He wasn’t able to open his eyes for one month after we brought him home from the hospital. When we took him to see a doctor, he t ... [Read More]


Vocational Skills Change the Future

In the past, my family and others in my village faced many difficulties. There were a lot of social problems in our village. Many years ago, all families in the village grew poppies, and there were drug addicts in every family. There were only dirt ... [Read More]


Change Among the Zande Tribe

I was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army in November 2009. They took me to the bush, where I spent eight days in their camp. I was forced to work for them. They asked me three times to kill people, but I refused. When I refused, I was severely b ... [Read More]


Peace for Weary South Sudanese Refugees

In South Sudan, I was captured by Palangabolo, a rebel group. They had arrested me and said I had to either join their group or pay for my release, but I refused to do either. So they decided to kill me, but God miraculously liberated me. Since the ... [Read More]