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...
‘Too much, too little, too dirty:’ Asia’s water crisis

‘Too much, too little, too dirty:’ Asia’s water crisis

“Too much, too little, and too dirty” — that’s how one representative at the Asian Development Bank described Asia’s water problems. Too much because Asia’s seasonal floods wash debris into the local rivers and make it extremely dangerous for women and children to...
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...
It’s never too early to start planning for summer

It’s never too early to start planning for summer

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is still months away, but chances are your church is already planning. Every year churches use VBS as a special way to reach children with the Gospel. But churches in America aren’t the only ones that use VBS to teach kids about God’s Word....
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