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The Man Who Wore No Shoes

February 15, 2014

Zounchémé never wore shoes. Not in the fields, not at home, not when he walked to the nearby village. It was not poverty that made him go barefoot. He had make a deal with the devil and the evil spirits that if they made him powerful, he would not wear shoes, for he received his power from the devil through his feet.

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Gideon's Calling


February 15, 2014

Gideon is 9 years old. He lives in Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria. Gideon wants to be a pastor when he grows up, but he already shares his faith with others.

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Defining Moments

February 12, 2014

As I stared out at the ocean, looking but not really seeing, I felt the rest of the world slipping away, and my past, the ghosts of time, invaded my mind and clouded my vision. “God where are you? You’re supposed to be protecting me!”

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How the Pastors Prayed

February 11, 2014

As I listed to the anecdotes I was recounting to my mom, I recognized that on a spiritual level, what had intrigued me the most were the pastors, and how they prayed.

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Discovering the Beauty of South Korea

February 10, 2014

Cultures and customs are forgotten, or they melt into one, when people from different worlds meet on the common ground of love and mutual respect.

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A Light in the Village

February 8, 2014

Jibade was sharpening a farm tool when he heard the wail of an ambulance pass by. “Dear God,” he prayed, “please let my children be OK."

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A Child Shall Lead

February 8, 2014

Ama was 9 years old when her father took a new job and moved to northern Ghana. Mother had to remain in their former town for several months.

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An Angel's Touch

February 5, 2014

My name is Luanna. I was born and raised in Brazil and had never lived abroad until the day I decided to risk everything and become a volunteer teacher.

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Ariuna's Story

February 3, 2014

Desperate need can usually be seen on the faces of many, but not so with Ariuna. Her face was well masked and gave no clue as to the reality of her critical situation.

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The Ghost Dancer

February 1, 2014

I had heard of Jesus, but I laughed at Christians, for I didn’t think their God was any different from voodoo gods.

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