Learning What Love Is Discipleship

Learning What Love Is

After Divya’s parents abandoned her, her grandmother offered her to the Hindu temple and she was trafficked into sexual slavery. At just fourteen years of age, Divya had become a temple prostitute. I was raped. I was ruined. It was…
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October 11, 2016
Children Matter to God Discipleship

Children Matter to God

Pastor David clutched the microphone. His hands were shaking. Confession can be so difficult, especially for a pastor. With his head bowed and his eyes closed tightly, he prayed this prayer before his congregation: “Father, please forgive my ignorance and my…
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October 5, 2016
Boy Praying Discipleship

The Lord is His Shepherd

Lazarus is 13 years old. His father left his mother to marry another woman, abandoning him and his younger sister. But Lazarus's father refused to provide any sort of assistance, leaving the burden of responsibility solely on their mother. But…
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September 16, 2016
Transforming Lives Together Discipleship

A God Who Hears

Saraswathi’s life has been one of poverty, violence and abandonment. At just ten years of age, she and her sisters fled their father to be safe. For many years they had to depend on their grandparents and the benevolence of…
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September 9, 2016
Standing up to Bullies Discipleship

Standing up to Bullies

Pushapa Raju comes from a Christian family, although he lives in Vijayawada, India, where the predominant religion is Hinduism. Pushapa Raju participates in the Santosh Club, a J127 club held in a slum colony where people live in extreme poverty.…
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August 19, 2016
Experiencing God's Love in a Slum Discipleship

Experiencing God’s Love in a Slum

In the slums of Vijayawada, India, Ravi Teja followed his mother to church. She had recently accepted the Lord into her life, and her joy and happiness as a Christian had captured his attention. After converting to Christianity himself, Ravi…
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August 12, 2016
Never Giving Up Again Discipleship

Never Giving Up Again

After his father’s murder, Deepak’s life was in grave danger. Because he was next on the list to be killed, his mother sent him into hiding far away at an orphanage called The Kristos Home. But this transition to an…
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August 3, 2016
Martyr in the Making Discipleship

Martyr in the Making

“It’s not always safe to follow Jesus”, said Uncle Yohanna, stunning the little children with his statement. This lesson is from David C Cook's Life on Life curriculum used in the J127 clubs. The children were learning about Stephen and…
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July 19, 2016
A Brief Anesthetic Discipleship

A Brief Anesthetic

"I drink with the boys,” she told him. “In fact, yesterday when I sat before you, I was drunk.” We are no different, are we? It’s so easy to get caught up in toxic behavior—searching for a way to take…
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July 7, 2016