Death by Water

Picture of dirty drinking water in Africa
30Jan

Death by Water

Water is like gold for the villagers who live in rural Kivera, Uganda, because it can become very scarce in the dry season. So scarce, in fact, that violence often broke out at the village’s single borehole when it would run dry each year.

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Picture of Orphan's Tear Ministry Director Stephen Servant with newborn son, Asher
30Jan

A Sweet Ending for Cherry

I want to tell you about the young girl in Myanmar who felt she had no choice but to give her newborn daughter to an orphanage. Her story hits home for me because my wife and I just welcomed our third child into our family. When I hold my son in my arms and look into his sweet, innocent face, I’m horrified at the thought of abandoning him to be raised in an institution!

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Picture of subsistence farmers in Africa
27Jan

The Secret Sauce

So often we tell you about farmers being able to feed their families and make a profit utilizing Farming God’s Way methods. But we also want to show you the tremendous impact, both spiritually and practically, of having farmers work together in GLGs (God’s Love Groups).

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Picture of Bibles being smuggled
20Jan

Defying the Giant

China. Bibles. Smuggling. Three words, each one filled with power and intrigue. But put them together, and you have an unparalleled opportunity for an undercover mission to transform thousands—perhaps millions—by bringing God’s Word to our hurting brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Picture of child playing at camp for leprosy-affected families
13Jan

Love Breaks Through

Rejection is the constant companion of children born into the stigma of leprosy families, despite remaining unaffected by the disease. They must live with the stigma of never fitting in with their “normal” peers, forever keeping them locked in a prison of isolation.

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Picture of mountainous terrain in Nepal
10Jan

Danger Ahead

Of the 40 countries I have visited in my mission career, Nepal is near the top for most beautiful, most open to the gospel...and most dangerous when it comes to its mountain roads. Navigating these treacherous byways requires nerves of steel. To make matters worse, nearly a third of the population cannot afford a car, so they ride small, cheaply-made motorcycles, which only adds to the road’s chaos—and danger.

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Representative picture of discipleship trip to Northeastern Siberia
07Jan

To the Ends of the Earth

I am not sure where the “ends of the earth” are located (or how many “ends” there are), but I’m guessing they include the far reaches of Northeastern Siberia. In this frozen tundra, some of the most unreached people on earth reside. Few have even heard of the tribal groups that live in the region. Even fewer have taken seriously Jesus’ command to share the life of God with them by going to these particular “ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

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