Stories From the Field

God is on the move.

He might die in surgery. He would die without it.

Devi paced the floor, anxiety dripping from her prayers to the Hindu gods. Her husband, Arjun, was diagnosed with kidney stones that required an operation. The doctors cautioned that the surgery could be life threatening; so was going without it. Either way, there was...

Suicide attempt on train tracks leads to a new life in Christ.

The rails were hard and cold under Sona’s back, as she laid motionless on the tracks. She strained to hear the sound of the train, knowing it wouldn’t be long before it appeared around the bend. It wouldn’t be long before her misery finally ended.  When her husband...

Illiterate, impoverished, and homeless boy finds hope in Jesus

Milan’s gaze fixed on the dusty ground beneath him as a woman placed a piece of fruit by his side. While he appreciated her kindness, he was ashamed. Although he never dreamed of a luxurious life, he also never thought he would end up on the streets, begging for his...

Abandoned and disease ridden, Rushpa had no where to turn.

The last four years were heated with continuous shivers for Rushpa Sardar, a wife and mother of seven. She had been suffering from the body aches and chills associated with fevers. She was taken to many reputable hospitals, tried local homeopathies, and even dared to...

“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...

A widow with no rights, no job, and no home.

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...

Widows with nowhere to go are cared for by the church

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...