In places shaken by unrest, children are often the first to suffer and the ones to carry the marks of it longest afterward.
God has graciously provided homes, food and care for many widows and the forgotten through our partners' faithful prayers and giving. We would love to introduce you to three of them.
Social distancing and quarantine in India may be what’s ordered, but for many families, it’s simply not possible.
As is our custom, when we receive a new child at the Eh’ikirezi Transition Center, we make up a personal file for them with all the information we can find about their health, family and life before coming to the center.
When I first found Mukamarakiza, he was living on the streets in Ngozi.
He’d been abandoned early and was 11 years old when we met, but unfortunately this is nothing unusual. Street children in Burundi are common, especially in the larger towns.
Samnang just completed high school and got his diploma. This may not sound incredible; but for him, it represents overcoming more obstacles than most people in the West are likely to ever face.
In 2014, elections in India brought the Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party) into power.
They are often described as the “Hindu Nationalist Party.” If that title summoned up shades of another nationalist government and social group that the West knew all too well in the 1940s, the comparison wouldn’t be far off.
“My husband abandoned me and our two children,” one woman in Burundi shared with a World Challenge partner. “He’s a ‘pastor’ and now on his third wife.”