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Sagrika Stands by Her Convictions

Sagrika comes from a Hindu family, but rural poverty has pushed her parents to send her to Back to Back, a home for poor children in Hyderabad. David C Cook’s Life on Life curriculum is a part of this home’s spiritual development program. During a lesson about...

But God

Suresh’s father abandoned him and his mother, and never came back to them. It is difficult to be a single mother in the slums because women must work long hours. Suresh was often home alone and with too much time on his hands he began getting into trouble. It wasn’t...

Church of Living God

“When the AIDS stage sets in, the child is thrown in the Ogeru River or left at the sea shore at low tide so that at high tide the body is swept away. I have seen several cases with my own eyes”, says Pastor Suryanarayan Murthy. He pastors the Church of Living God in...

Reaching Slum Children Through VBS

“Could we use the J127 curriculum for Vacation Bible School?” this was the question on Timothy’s mind. He is a 16 year old who wants to bring the children from his slum to Christ. We had never done it before, but Sajayan our Program Coordinator in Bangalore took it up...

A Special Transformation

The Sara Home is a place for children with special needs. Abandoned children with autism, cerebral palsy and other disabilities are given support for a life time. They receive good shelter, food and education according to their abilities. Aunty Kusuma started the J127...

The Power of Partnership

You’re a unique kind of investor. How so? You’ve got vision to see the life-changing potential of local churches around the globe, serving the communities where God has planted them. And you invest financial support to see that vision come alive. You understand that...

A Master Degree and a Childrens Book

Sudhir and Monica received their master’s degrees and were working at the same college when they met and fell in love. Even though Sudhir was a Christian and Monica a Hindu, they ignored the disapproval of their parents and were married. Shortly after, at Sudhir’s...

I Want to be Clean Water

Darimil is the one of the students at the School for the Deaf in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is a part of the “Life on Life” program there. The lesson on “Dealing with Pain and Death” was life changing for Darimil. He stood before two glasses in one lesson;...

Nandini’s Secret

Nandini comes from a Hindu family and lives in a slum close to a garbage dump. She loves being part of the club, listening to stories, singing songs, and playing games. To look at her, you could not imagine the horror she experiences at home. Her dad is a raging...

No Longer a Useless Rogue

Khalid was a gang member at 15 years of age. He and his band of gang brothers carried knives and roamed the area near the Delhi Airport, intimidating travelers who were coming into or leaving the country. Because of an altercation during which a boy from another gang...

Learning What Love Is

After Divya’s parents abandoned her, her grandmother offered her to the Hindu temple and she was trafficked into sexual slavery. At just fourteen years of age, Divya had become a temple prostitute. I was raped. I was ruined. It was a living hell,” Divya says. A living...

Children Matter to God

Pastor David clutched the microphone. His hands were shaking. Confession can be so difficult, especially for a pastor. With his head bowed and his eyes closed tightly, he prayed this prayer before his congregation: “Father, please forgive my ignorance and my pride.”...