Stories From the Field

God is on the move.

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,...

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...

Jacob’s Story

Jacob forced his eyes open and surveyed his surroundings. Where was he? Last he remembered he was surrounded by an army of witch doctors, being forced to ingest harsh substances that promised unfathomable power. Now, he was all alone. The events of the previous week...