Maria in Peru

Going Places

Maria’s mother had been praying for her to have a better, healthier life. She was born prematurely seven years ago and suffers from spina bifida. At three months of age, Maria was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity, an eye condition that could result in blindness. Then, a widespread infection further aggravated her health when she … Continue reading Going Places

Compassion

#2wksoflove Day 7: Compassion

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.  (1 Peter 3:8 NIV) Love involves sympathy, compassion, and humility. Whom can you show compassion towards today? Suggestions: Visit residents at a nursing home. Reach out to someone you know is having a hard time. Give towards a good cause. … Continue reading #2wksoflove Day 7: Compassion

Love in Action

#2wksoflove Day 5: Love in Action

If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?  Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:17-18 NIV) We’re called to love with actions, … Continue reading #2wksoflove Day 5: Love in Action

Mayor in Costa Rica

Another type of miracle

This picture was taken in Costa Rica. I know what you’re thinking– where’s the wheelchair recipient? Did he miraculously get up and start walking? No, but another type of miracle took place. The man in the background, making a phone call, is the mayor of a small town near the Nicaraguan border. He had taken … Continue reading Another type of miracle

Michel

A Proper Fit

Michel already had a wheelchair, but it did not fit him properly. An 18-year-old high school student, Michel has been disabled since the age of 12. He sustained an injury while playing soccer and bled profusely due to hemophilia. He spent over a month in the hospital and has not been able to walk ever … Continue reading A Proper Fit

Truong

Newfound Freedom

Happy new year! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season. Have you made any new year’s resolutions? Many people do, as self-improvement is something we all aspire to. In southern Vietnam, a woman named Truong has always strived to do the best that she could for the sake of her loved ones. Truong … Continue reading Newfound Freedom

Jose and family

An Answered Prayer

Preparing for the Future Can you imagine a day without computers? How would we do our jobs, communicate with each other, or conduct important transactions? Technology has become such an integral part of daily life, and technical skills will be in demand for years to come, especially in developing nations. In Cofradia, Honduras, José attends … Continue reading An Answered Prayer