Praying for a Miracle

Two weeks ago, our Guatemala ministry partner Esperanza de Vida rescued a starving teenage girl named Mirza Lopez, who weighed in at a vanishingly small 19 pounds. That’s less than the size of my 7-month-old son! Mirza also suffers from paralysis as a result of contracting polio at a young age. She lost her mother ...

Keeping up with the Urban Shift

By 2050, a full 80 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That’s four out of every five people! The prediction comes from a recent Financial Times report called “The Future of Cities.” People often migrate from rural to urban settings because cities offer new jobs. But these growing cities are also producing ...

World Water Day

Did you know that an estimated 1.1 billion people around the world rely on unsanitary water sources for drinking? That number got a lot of attention this week as the U.N. and other international groups observed World Water Day, a time for raising awareness about the plight of those who lack access to clean water. ...

Play time

One of our project officers recently brought back some neat photos from St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Center, a ministry we support in Kenya that provides temporary shelter and education to street children. Most of these children come from pretty desperate situations, so it’s nice to see them smiling and having a bit of fun. Click ...