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How one church fed a village both physically and spiritually

How one church fed a village both physically and spiritually

Hundreds of bodies squeezed into the brick building, with hundreds more sitting outside. Hands were raised in worship. Months before, this church didn’t even exist. On the day of the dedication, the people of Ishwa Island, Rwanda, pressed through the door of the...
Clean water changes everything!

Clean water changes everything!

The alarm beeps loudly — it’s time to start your day. You get out of bed and head to the sink, splashing water on your face to wake up. It’s early Monday morning, so you add a little extra water to the coffee pot before turning it on. The kids wake up, and you make...
The machine that saved Valentin

The machine that saved Valentin

On a sunny Guatemalan day, high up in a tree, a little boy fought for his life. He had climbed up the rough bark with no problem, but then he couldn’t find a foothold. He strained to regain his balance, but he knew it was too late. In a last-ditch effort, Valentin...
The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

“I’m starving to death!” It’s 11:30 a.m., and I’m leaning over the side of my cubicle to complain to a co-worker. It’s been three hours since I’ve eaten breakfast, and I’m already anticipating lunch. I whine as if I’m powerless to stop my stomach from growling. But in...
Three gifts to give the child in your life

Three gifts to give the child in your life

“I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do …” It’s a funny Christmas song, one that’s sure to get stuck in your head. This is the time of year when kids of all ages begin to compose “The List.” The list of things, big and small, that they hope...
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