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Hitting the Bottle and His Wife (No More)

Her father had come home late that night. Drunk. Again. As he beat her mother, tears streamed down Deena’s cheeks. Her stomach rumbled faintly, having hardly been filled the whole day. Deena didn’t know what to do—and neither did her two older sisters. The entire situation troubled them, and they wished things would change. A Chance for the Youngest Child Deena’s family was poor. They {% ...

The Fire He Can’t Forget

Every child in House of Hope has a story. Seven-year-old Kapil had thought his family was just fine, until the day he watched flames climb his mother’s screaming form—flames ignited by his father’s hand. {% ...

A Day for the Widows

One hundred and ten women gathered together, invited by the local GFA-supported pastor and workers. Some were young; some were old. Some were Christians; others were not. Some had young children; others were bereft. ...

‘I Was Ashamed of Myself’

Fulmala’s young hands swept floors, laundered clothes and washed dishes. Young hands of a child that should have been playing. Young hands that should have been learning. Young hands that carried home meager wages day ...

The Onion that Changed Her Life

Fruit and vegetable vendors littered the sides of the road. GFA-supported pastor Varin approached a woman whose pile of root vegetables looked promising. The papery skin of an onion crinkled as he picked it ...

‘I Can’t Live Without Drinking’

Jaihayal heard that his uncle, Kulvir, had fallen into a bad way. His uncle formerly held a good reputation as a humble and gentle man, but now a steadily growing bondage to alcohol was ...

K.P.'s Corner

There are two words that are significant for us to hold on to if we want to survive until the end: trust and surrender. They go hand in hand; one who trusts, surrenders. “Whenever I ...

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