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Coronavirus: ‘The poor are becoming poorer’

Coronavirus: ‘The poor are becoming poorer’

“Factories are closed. Agriculture is affected. So the poor are going to become poorer,” our India partner recently said about the coronavirus pandemic. But the situation isn’t hopeless. She went on to say, “But the Lord will have compassion on them because He cares...
Poverty and culture rob girls of dignity

Poverty and culture rob girls of dignity

Som had the deck stacked against her from day one. She was 20 when she got pregnant with her first child and became the caregiver for a sick, elderly relative. “How will I provide for them?” she asked herself, knowing few people would hire an uneducated girl from the...
On the ground in Thailand: Freedom is contagious

On the ground in Thailand: Freedom is contagious

One of my favorite parts of my visits to Thailand is the time I get to spend at the Freedom Homes. If the bars and red-light districts are full of darkness, then these homes are full of light and joy. It’s here that girls get a chance at a new life. It’s here that...
On the ground in Thailand: Freedom is contagious

The source of cultural slavery: On the ground in Thailand

Today we visited a slum near Bangkok. It’s places like these where the cycle of cultural slavery truly begins. In these neighborhoods, there are few jobs and even fewer schools. Entire families have lived in the same shacks for generations. And from the day they are...

From the Field | Transformation in the Heart of Guatemala

The transformation taking place in Guatemala is unlike any I’ve ever seen. Over the past number of days, I have been reminded of the incredible ways your generosity has literally changed, impacted, and saved the lives of thousands in this small nation....
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