Backing Africa’s Most Promising New Leaders
Backing Africa’s Most Promising New Leaders

Moses hunches over his notebook, writing as fast as he can. His shoulders ache, his fingers cramp, but still he writes. Every word his teacher says is important because when he leaves Bible school to preach in a small village church, his class notes and his Bible will be the only resources he will have. That… Read more »

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I Will Not Kill My Father!
I Will Not Kill My Father!

Nikhileshwar’s story is horrifying. Several years ago he saw his father overpower his mother, tie a rope around her neck and hang her as he watched. His mother died. His father ran from the house and has not been seen since. Raised by his mother’s family, his grandmother told him daily, “Eat your food and… Read more »

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No Smiles Yet
No Smiles Yet

In the coming month, nearly 200 more kids will join new J127 clubs, among them the children shown in this photo. How different they look compared to the smiles and bright eyes usually seen on the faces of children already in the clubs. They will develop the same spark once they are caught up in… Read more »

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Even on Vacation
Even on Vacation

The two small islands of St. Kitts and Nevis are one nation, officially the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere for both their diminutive physical size and a population of only about 40,000. The tropical weather and friendly people make it an ideal destination for a winter vacation. A week in the sun turned out to… Read more »

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No Planes, Trains or Automobiles
No Planes, Trains or Automobiles

The Shipibo Indians live in a remote section of the Amazon River basin in Peru. You can’t get there by car, nor is there any scheduled air service. The only way in is by boat or the occasional small amphibious plane. The Shipibos have few modern conveniences, but they do have The Story of Jesus…. Read more »

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An Amazing Journey
An Amazing Journey

“I’m so glad I could go India, not as a tourist,” Mary says, “but to experience the hope in the orphanages we visited.” Now, Mary is not a typical American tourist. She has wide international experience, raised six children and is completing a Ph.D. in theology at Trinity Seminary in Deerfield, Illinois. Her horizons, however,… Read more »

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The Power of a Song
The Power of a Song

Every month children in the J127 program learn a new praise and worship song. They sing, dance, draw pictures of the song, and discuss what it means to them. Each special song is an integral part of this club-like program. “Father God, I Wonder” is one of the children’s favorites. It speaks directly to them:… Read more »

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AIDS Orphan Tells Her Story
AIDS Orphan Tells Her Story

Monica not only lost her parents to AIDS, but inherited the disease from them as well. She’s felt the pain of losing of her family and deep resentment that she was, as a very young person, dealing with an illness that seemed so unfair. She was fortunate to have been taken into a Christian home… Read more »

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Dozens of Christians Killed in Nigeria
Dozens of Christians Killed in Nigeria

2012 is off to a deadly start with the killings of an elderly father and his son in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Six Christians also died in attacks at Deeper Life Church in Gombe State, including the wife of the pastor. In the last ten years, waves of similar attacks have taken thousands of lives in Nigeria. Mobs… Read more »

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