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God can use your children to change the world

God can use your children to change the world

Sitting in the doctor’s office, Chris and Mary listened to the list of shots and possible illnesses with growing apprehension.Meningitis. Typhoid. Yellow Fever.“There was a point where we were kind of like, we must be crazy,” said Mary, laughing. “What are we doing,...
The night Patricia became a refugee

The night Patricia became a refugee

Dec. 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor was bombed Nov. 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated Jan. 28, 1986: The space shuttle Challenger exploded Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and crashed in a Pennsylvania field These...
We’re not finished yet

We’re not finished yet

Outside the new library at Destiny Villages of Hope, children eagerly lined up, waiting for their chance to enter the new building. The mood was cheerful, with balloons, songs of praise, and anticipation filling the air. Mary and her family had traveled from the U.S....
“Look after orphans and widows in their distress …”

“Look after orphans and widows in their distress …”

“We are the people who ran from South Sudan,” Beatrice said as she stood on the outskirts of the Pagirinya refugee camp in Uganda. Beyond her, the camp was overflowing with others who also had fled the violence. But for Beatrice, South Sudan isn’t just a country of...
Where in the world is the refugee crisis?

Where in the world is the refugee crisis?

Daniel still remembers the screams — sharp cries, punctuated by the sound of gunfire. He remembers the way the ground cut his feet as he ran from the village. The scars are still there, physically and emotionally. They remind him of the day the militia came to his...
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