Monday, April 24, 2017

The Growth of a Church

While it isn’t difficult to find a church in Niamey, the capital city of Niger, it can be much harder in more remote areas of the country. Less than an hour and a half north of Niamey is the village of Ouallam, and another two hours north is the c … [Read more...]

Women Not Forgotten in Nepal

They say the women look like “walking trees” because the bundled leaves stack high in the baskets saddled to their backs and nearly enfold their heads into the green masses. A strap wrapped around their foreheads holds the imposing basket in place so … [Read more...]

We are Children of God

We traveled through a difficult and narrow road to go a village called Petiparadi. Samaritan’s Purse was starting a Dignity and Education for Children Program training with teachers and students in a Christian church. When we got there, many of the k … [Read more...]

Improving the Future Through Education

I grew up in a large, poor family in northwestern Vietnam. I’m the fifth of seven children. My mom and dad work hard to feed the whole family and to send five kids to school. Besides crop and livestock farming, they go to China to work to earn extra i … [Read more...]

A Lesson on God’s Unfailing Love

Through interpreting for the Children’s Heart Project, I have been blessed in ways that I couldn’t have imagined. I recently served as interpreter for a Ugandan boy named Peter. Peter was strong from his first dental checkup in Uganda through h … [Read more...]

Mobilizing the Congolese Church

From my childhood, my life has not been easy. After I finished elementary school, I attended high school in a different village and then traveled away to attend university. In 2000, I became the Head of the Ndolomo Chiefdom. As Head, I’ve encountered … [Read more...]

Mending Smiles and Hearts in Bolivia

Being part of the cleft lip and palate medical team has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. This recent mission to Bolivia was my sixth trip, with the first five being to South Sudan. I’ve worked in pre-op as well as recovery. Getting to … [Read more...]