2019 Issue 1
THE CHURCH AS AN AGENT OF WELCOME: Encountering God through the practice of hospitality
From Brazil to Armenia, people are leaving their homes.
Teenagers in Virginia find relationships through mentoring.
Children living with HIV in Ukraine gain support in a kids’ club.
CLEAN WATER FOR ALL: How wells and sanitation are changing communities
In rural Mozambique, churches are creating community around clean water.
A ministry in downtown Kansas City is providing safe spaces for women.
Community is gathering around a large organic garden in Argentina.
In Liberia, women are starting their own businesses and finding economic freedom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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