Crashing the Wild Man Party

29Jun

Crashing the Wild Man Party

The remote, mountaintop village of Xinhua looked deserted as I and some team members pulled our vehicle to a stop at the edge of town. We soon discovered that almost the entire village had congregated at what might be called their 'fairgrounds' to celebrate a festival called (according to the best translation I can come up with) the 'Welcome the Wild Man Festival,' and we were just in time to join the party!

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27Jun

Celebration in Saboti

In rural Kenya, poor families have only one dream: that their children can attend school and excel. They realize that, without an education, it's almost impossible to break the cycle of poverty.

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25Jun

Rising from the Rubble

The people of Nepal are still reeling from the April 2015 earthquake and its aftershocks. Untold thousands of homes crumbled; and so did the lives of many, including those of leprosy patients who already lived on the teetering, thin edge of existence where mere survival is a challenge.

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21Jun

Breaking the Incommunicado

Living in silence. That's what life is like in North Korea. As the rest of the world advances leaps and bounds in communication technology, that silence is becoming increasingly stark. It remains a bit of a mystery how this 'Hermit Kingdom' can continue to severely limit the flow of information across its nonporous borders.

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06Jun

A Season of Firsts

The Orphan's Tear Ministry has always desired to do everything possible to help children who, due to many complex reasons, have been separated from their families and placed in institutional care. Little could we have imagined just a couple years ago what that 'everything' would one day look like!

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01Jun

Children of the Murdered and the Murderers

Before you begin reading what follows, first take a look at the above photo. It shows two cute little Rwandan girls, sitting together at a shared desk in a typical African classroom. Their names are Rémi, age 8, and Chance, age 11, and they are inseparable best friends.

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