The Odd Family Out

The family was an oddity, Taegen noticed. Disciplined, orderly and peaceful—totally unlike their fellow villagers. There were no outbursts of anger, no loud arguments. They did not partake of the vices engaged…

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Taegen, pictured here, saw the peace and harmony in Olathe’s life and wanted to experience it for herself.

Piglets Displace Poverty for Family of Nine

Every day, Tabor and his wife, Yamika, labored in the fields, tilling, picking, watering, coaxing the earth into producing enough vegetation to live on. Each day their hands toiled to fill the…

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Rearing pigs is very profitable for villagers, but many cannot afford the price tag. This woman, like Tabor and Yamika, was gifted a piglet which will grow and give birth to multiple piglets, establishing financial security for decades.

Christmas Roofing and Redemption

Kagiso’s shoulders slumped. No matter how hard he worked as a daily laborer, he couldn’t make enough money to build a larger house for his joint family. Instead, he, his wife and…

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Kagiso received tin sheets, like these being delivered in Sri Lanka, at a GFA Christmas gift distribution, and they enabled him to finish building his family’s home.

Pursuit of Happiness Leads to Christ

Rage and abuse dropped like tornados, devastating Suong’s early childhood. Her father, an alcoholic, terrorized her mother until she could bear it no more. Suong’s mother divorced her father and took off…

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Suong’s childhood swung from chaos brought on by an alcoholic father to stability at the arrival of a Christian stepmother.