Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Preventing Trafficking in Vulnerable Communities

I recently led a training for church members from villages in Kyaukkyi. After I shared the definition of human trafficking, including its three elements (the acts, means, and purpose), one young man stood up and with tears in his eyes said, “I have b ... [Read More]


Fighting for a Better Community

I am the firstborn child from a poor family. Growing up, I was unable to attend school because we lacked financial resources. I attempted to earn money myself, but it was not enough to support my education. However, thanks to God, we have supported ... [Read More]


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]


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]


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]


A Blind Student Finds Her Dream

“I can only raise you. I have no money to support you, so you have to work harder. Your dad and I will get old and die one day, and your elder sister will get married. Your younger brother will get married too, so you will have to learn to take care o ... [Read More]