Stories From the Field

God is on the move.

“Deny Christ, or your wife will pay the price.”

These are the words that rang in his ears as he watched the mob beat his wife, Geeta, and beat his young son with bats and clubs. He was disoriented from the torture he'd been through, but he was still conscious, and understood what they were planning to do to his...

Hasmita’s Story

Hasmita wept as she stepped out into the streets. There was nowhere for her to go. Her husband had died and his brothers had claimed all her property as their own. She was a woman with no rights, no job, and now, no home. Desperate, she asked her sisters-in-laws to...

Ruby’s Story

Ruby’s heart dropped as she saw a figure crumpled on the side of the street. The body appeared lifeless, as it rocked back and forth with the crowd that bustled past. Not one person stopped to help. With tears in her eyes, Ruby knelt beside the body.  The eyes of an...

Elina’s Story

Elina returned from the witch doctors, discouraged. Once again she had wasted the little money they had on the required sacrifice, yet her condition remained the same. The sickness that coursed through her body left her frail and vulnerable. She knew if she even moved...

Amita’s Story

Amita awoke to the sound of her own screams. Why was this happening? It was bad enough that she endured her husband’s beatings while he was alive—why must he torture her after his death? She buried her face in her hands and tried to forget the nightmares that haunted...

Maili’s Story

Maili groaned in pain as she mustered the strength to get out of bed. Each movement brought excruciating pain, due to an advanced case of arthritis. It was rare to see such severity in a woman her age… yet not very many women had been through what she had. In the...

Tilak’s Story

      Tears streamed down Tilak’s face as he heard for the very first time.   As Pastor Biju stretched out his arm to pray for Tilak, he saw confusion in the boy’s eyes. Understandable, considering Tilak had no idea what was happening. He was deaf, mute, and...

Aple’s Story

Aple ducked his head, embarrassed as the young boys wrinkled their noses in disgust and rushed to the other side of the road. He didn’t blame them. His hair was matted and he could barely stand his own stench. But, there was nothing that could be done. The orders were...

Koja’s Story

As Koja’s eyes locked with the new arrival at the refugee camp, she recognized an all too familiar look… hopelessness. She understood why. As a former Sudanese General, she understood the atrocity of war and fled Sudan to escape it. She, too, made the dangerous trek...