Sunday, February 18, 2018

Traveling the Refugee Trail

Over the last twelve months I feel like I have traveled the refugee trail. I am not a refugee and cannot claim to understand the pain and trauma a refugee experiences, but it has been a sobering privilege to meet them at various stages of their … [Read more...]

Finding Life in the Desert

The approach of our caravan was very different from the line of camels the Taureg people rode as they passed us in the sand dunes. Their richly colored fabrics against the horizon of sand captivated me until they were out of sight as we sped on … [Read more...]

A Rice Mill Provides a Safe Return Home

Phall Sophea and her husband are farmers in Cambodia. They have one daughter who attends the school in their village. Working in their family’s rice field didn’t provide enough income to support the family. The selling price for their raw rice was … [Read more...]

Clean Water Comes to a Remote Village

Kyaw Doo is a 31-year-old father who lives in a village in the mountains of Myanmar near the Thailand border. Kyaw has endured many hardships since childhood due to years of war in his region. He and his family had been displaced many times until … [Read more...]

Local Churches Respond to Greece Refugee Crisis

Thousands of refugees from war-torn countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East have moved into Greece, presenting local churches with the opportunity to reach out in Jesus’ Name to displaced families. I grew up in the Greek evangelical c … [Read more...]

Improving Education in Cambodia

Sreyrous is 12 years old and in the fourth grade at Khlengpor Primary School in Banteay Meanchey Province in Cambodia. To afford her schooling, her parents have to work in Siem Reap, and Sreyrous lives with her aunt. It is difficult for Sreyrous to … [Read more...]

Preventing Labor Trafficking in Myanmar

Saw Shwe’s family adopted a 13-year-old whose parents died during Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Saw Shwe treated him like his own son. At age 19, the son decided to leave Myanmar and migrate with his friend in order to find work. His friend’s uncle had … [Read more...]