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SUMMER 2018

INTO THE RED-LIGHT DISTRICT: Showing hope to women in exploitation.


  • In a red-light district in India, women who are exploited are finding hope.
  • One organization in Canada gives job training and dignity to those living on the streets.
  • Families involved in foster care share their stories and their calling.
  • In Germany, the work of a local church sheds light on God’s presence in brothels.

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WINTER 2017

DISASTER RESPONSE: When tragedies strike, the local church is there before, during, and after.


  • When a string of disasters rocked our world, churches mobilized to care for people in the aftermath.
  • Why a young woman in Ghana started a justice club to make sure girls can stay in school.
  • A former sponsored child shares how sponsorship changed the trajectory of her life.
  • Savings groups are enabling people to turn their dreams into reality for the first time.

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SUMMER 2017

SEEKING REFUGE: Stories from refugees caught in crisis and how the church is serving


  • Refugees share their stories of  fleeing and finding hope in a series of featured stories.
     
  • Sponsored children share their favorite recipes so you can bring the world to your kitchen.
  • Families in Odessa, Ukraine, make a new life after being displaced by violence.
     
  • The church becomes family in a slum in the Philippines, where possibility replaces poverty.
     
  • People grow a future in Kosova, where one church is alleviating hunger with greenhouses.

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WINTER 2016

BEYOND BELIEF: How a mentoring ministry in Nashville is empowering youth to believe in themselves


  • In an area of Nashville, Tennessee, known for violence and poverty, mentors aim to transform the lives through empowerment.
  • After decades of separation, a pastor is reconnected with the couple who sponsored him.
  • A church in Monrovia, California, is making sure everyone is welcome at the table by providing immigration resources.
  • Villages in rural Sri Lanka finally able to have access to the clean water they’ve needed for years.

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SUMMER 2016

Reflecting God’s Love: Clean Water Is Transforming Lives in Sierra Leone


  • Churches in Sierra Leone are giving the gift of safe water, which is the difference between life and death for many
  • In Kroo Bay, a slum in Sierra Leone’s capital, the church is helping prevent the deadly sting of rampant malaria
  • A mobile intervention clinic in Moldova is offering the possibility of new life for women caught in sex trafficking
  • In East Toledo, Ohio, a church is getting outdoors and building relationships in the community
  • Sheep and chickens are providing food and a future for families in rural Armenia

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SPRING 2016

Ministry in the Margins: How Churches Are Living Out Compassion Among the Least of These


  • On Skid Row in Los Angeles, karaoke builds community among people facing addiction and homelessness
  • In an L.A. neighborhood known for gang violence, the Bresee Youth Center empowers students to become leaders
  • Volunteers in Swaziland care for people living with HIV/AIDS
  • A 20-something shares his experience working with children displaced by war
  • Children with special needs find love and acceptance

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WINTER 2015

Faces of Hope: How Churches Are Picturing a Better Tomorrow for Children


  • Special photo issue
  • How the refugee crisis is affecting children—and what churches are doing in response
  • An alternative to despair in an Indianapolis neighborhood
  • Taking vulnerable children off the streets of Madagascar
  • Teaching childlike faith in the Philippines

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SUMMER 2015

Relief to Recovery: The Church in Nepal Is There for the Long Haul


  • Images of the devastation after Nepal’s earthquake — and the church’s pursuit of hope
  • Turning dreams into reality for entrepreneurs
  • Holding onto hope in the face of HIV and AIDS
  • How child sponsorship is changing futures

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SPRING 2015

Compassionate Churches Are Changing Communities


  • Photo essay: Investing in the dreams of children in Mozambique
  • How people leaving prison and addiction are finding wholeness
  • What happened when a church said, “Come as you are."
  • Compassion in a community torn apart by war

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WINTER 2014

Hope Rising: Giving Girls a Chance at a Brighter Future


  • Getting an education in India and Sri Lanka
  • Fighting child marriage in Bangladesh
  • Life as a refugee
  • Escaping the terror of human trafficking

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SUMMER 2014

Rooting out Hunger: How Churches Are Cultivating Change


  • Widows go from desperation to determination
  • Food, farming, and faith
  • Addressing Hunger in America
  • Sponsorship brings brothers back to God

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SPRING 2014

Freedom for the Captives: Efforts to End Human Trafficking


  • Open doors for survivors of trafficking in Romania
  • Abolition movement at Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Combating gender-based violence in Kenya
  • How Syria’s war affects its children

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WINTER 2013

Youth Issue


  • Youth in Nepal begin ministry to others
  • Caring for Creation in Guatemala
  • Ohio youth grow garden to fight global hunger
  • Providing clean water in war-torn Sri Lanka

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SUMMER 2013

Celebrating 30 Years of Child Development Programs


  • Ministry to children with special needs in Ukraine
  • Lebanese congregation sponsors child from Sudan
  • Boys living on the street find happy home
  • Coming together after Oklahoma tornado

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SPRING 2013


  • Flipping the Script for youth in Los Angeles
  • If you give a girl a piglet in Ghana…
  • Young woman with disability works to build clinic in Ghana
  • Refuge for children forced to flee from Syria

 

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