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The Mother and Child Project: Valuing the Marginalized as Jesus Did

The Mother and Child Project: Valuing the Marginalized as Jesus Did

I recall a story of a young teen girl we will call Sari. She sat perched quietly on a chair. The sun was setting outside the brothel in a small town on Thailand’s border with Malaysia. Sari’s long hair hung forward, shielding her face from view. The eldest of four children, with two disabled parents,

Choosing Joy for Mothers and Children

For more than a decade, God has taken me on a journey. A journey in which I had to walk by faith, not by sight. I didn’t know where God was leading me, and I wasn’t sure I was ready to follow. But I did. I followed God to corners of the world I never imagined I would

The Mother and Child Project: His Plan is for Us to Help

In April 1997, Debbie and I visited a children’s hospital in Soweto, South Africa, with Franklin Graham and his Samaritan’s Purse organization. As we walked through the halls of that hospital, visiting children with terminal illnesses who we knew would never be healed this side of heaven, our hearts broke. We knew that this pain and suffering was

The Mother and Child Project: Can Men Change?

Editors Note: This excerpt from The Mother and Child Project is by Dan Haseltine, lead singer of the band Jars of Clay and a co-founder of Blood:Water Mission, which aims to provide clean drinking water and HIV/AIDS treatments to people in underdeveloped parts of the world. From the Shade of an Acacia Tree There are