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Bishal might not have survived without help

Bishal might not have survived without help

The last couple of years have been hard for everyone, but Bishal almost didn’t make it out alive. Bishal lives in South Asia with his parents, who work as missionaries in the surrounding villages. Thanks to Bishal’s child sponsors, he has access to all the essentials...
You can be the answer to a mother’s desperate prayers

You can be the answer to a mother’s desperate prayers

Pedro cries day and night. While most kids his age spend their days learning to walk, Pedro lies on his back, staring at the laminated roof of his family’s little adobe home. His body is constantly in pain, and his skin is inflamed with sores. He is weak, and if...
Rescuing a child can save a mother, too!

Rescuing a child can save a mother, too!

Claudine’s soft, baby skin had turned ashy. The 18-month-old’s thin limbs hung by her side. In their small home in Haiti, Claudine’s mother rocked her, trying to comfort her daughter’s weak whimpers. As she tenderly kissed her daughter’s cheek, Claudine’s mother knew...
Stand between a child and starvation

Stand between a child and starvation

My nephew’s favorite food is bananas. Usually when he wakes up in the morning, it’s the first word out of his mouth: “Nana!” He knows his breakfast is waiting for him downstairs. But if you were to ask one of the countless children in developing countries what their...
Clean water: a physical and spiritual healer

Clean water: a physical and spiritual healer

“So [Naaman] went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and he came and...
Two months with almost no food

Two months with almost no food

It’s not unusual for a baby to cry, but at two months old, little Mariela Lopez never stopped. She cried from the suffocating heat when the blazing Guatemalan sun beat down on the roof of her family’s mud house. She cried from exhaustion, unable to sleep through the...
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