‘Railway boys’ in India find a home
Life for boys living in India’s railway stations is a real-life “Hunger Games.”
Life on Nairobi’s streets: Oscar’s story
A touching first-person account of being the hands and feet of Jesus to a street kid in Nairobi’s Riverside district.
Jordan clinic brings healing, hope to refugees
When refugees discover the staff at Hope Clinic in Amman, Jordan, are going to treat them like human beings loved by God, they often say, “You are the only people who have ever treated us as something more than dogs.”
This mother gives away her children
Instead of receiving flowers on Mother’s Day last year, Susan Quaid* marked the day by giving away a child.
The good mother weeps
The good mothers are left to speak in whispers of the obscenities they witnessed. To repair a breach they cannot mend. To be the center for those who remain. To be the touchstone when those they love are jarred by the unexpected and when assurance is needed once again. To join with that good mother who walked with her Son to the foot of the cross.
Bowery Women’s Center provides a safe and secure environment where women coming out of abusive relationships, prostitution, or the chaos of substance abuse can come to know the love of Christ.”
In an age when corporate executives receive millions in bonuses from failing corporations that dump lesser-paid employees on the streets, it’s what the Occupy Washington demonstrators across town want … and children bundled into brothels in nations across the world …
Light of Hope shows beggar girls a life of freedom
Najia Khatun* knows what her life would be like without the Light of Hope Center in Bangladesh. She knows she would be hungry. She knows she would be uneducated. She knows she would be working long hours at a garment factory …
Time as money
TimeBanks bring together communities around mutual service.
Beating hunger in Ban Cam
A team of passionate community development workers makes a treacherous journey by motorbike each week …
Manhattan Bible Church is not a huge church, but the urban congregation has an outsized impact on its community.
When Fatima was 14, her stepmother took her to a “youth hostel” and left her there. It turned out to be a brothel. She ran away and a child protective worker found her at a train station. Fatima was placed in a Christian shelter, where she learned to read and sew, to sing and laugh — and didn’t go to bed hungry anymore.
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