Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Special Doula in Vietnam

Mao is 20 years old and has a little girl. She is a Christian traditional birth attendants trained by Samaritan’s Purse. In her village, all the villagers are Christians, which is rare in that area of the country. Mao attended a six-month training c ... [Read More]

Faithful in Liberia

Am I wrong about the underlying presumptions I’m operating from? That’s the terrifying question every scientist asks him/herself when the observed results don’t match their hypothesis. It’s terrifying because it means that you’re not only wrong about ... [Read More]

Jesus Saved My Community and Me from Violence

I hail from a Christian family; we used to attend a church in our village. But our faith in God didn’t make life easier for us. My husband and I couldn’t make enough money in our village and started to argue over many things and lost our tempers oft ... [Read More]

A Family Changed Through Godly Values

My husband used to drink often, and he would beat me. My son and I lived in fear. Although my husband had been caught many times by the police, he continued beating me when he was drunk. I didn’t talk to anyone in my village or my neighbors about w ... [Read More]

Nutrition Training in Myanmar

Small clouds of dust rise on the main village road as mothers, babies, fathers, toddlers, and grandparents trickle inside the gates of the health center. Just a few minutes prior, the voice of the village authority rang through town over a l ... [Read More]

A Life of Hardship Points to God

Since my birth, I have experienced tremendous difficulties. I never met my mother; she died when I was a baby. My stepmother was left to care for me, but she found it difficult to provide basic care. My father didn’t care about me because I was a g ... [Read More]

A Safe Place to Stay

When Patience* was carried off of the airplane, we couldn’t believe our eyes. The wheelchair seemed to swallow her whole. No one could believe she was 12—her body was that of a 5-year-old. She faced down, afraid to look anyone in the eyes, ashamed of ... [Read More]