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Three Reasons Medical Supplies Save Lives in Guatemala

Close your eyes and imagine a hospital. A few images will probably pop into your head. Clean white floors. Rooms filled with sterile, state-of-the-art equipment. Staff bustling about, treating patients. But walk through the stained hallways of the National Hospital…

Crossing Rivers, Saving Mothers

“What we are doing is important. It encourages us to do more! It encourages us to continue talking to big bellies (pregnant women), to tell them how to take care of their babies. When people used to give birth, they didn’t know what to do. Then the baby becomes malnourished.” Mothers Groups are saving lives across Liberia.

The Miracle of Life

I entered the in-patient ward feeling giddy. I’d just observed the birth of a healthy baby boy and was euphoric, noting how the harsh realities of a refugee camp could be transformed by the joy of welcoming new life. In…

A Critical Time for Mozambique

Two weeks after Cyclone Idai smashed through Mozambique, causing extensive flooding, the true scale of the disaster is now emerging. This feels personal. My heart is heavy for the country where my husband and I lived, worked and raised my family…

After Years of Despair, A Syrian Woman Finds Her Purpose

Shaza is a young Syrian woman. Seven years ago, her life turned upside down. War destroyed her home and extinguished her dreams. As we sit inside a tent in a refugee settlement in Lebanon, I’m instantly drawn to her quiet…

The Heartache and Happiness of Pregnant Women

When Nur Ankiz began feeling pain in her abdomen, she knew she was about to give birth. At first, the pain seemed normal to the mother of 12. It turned out to be anything but. Nur Ankiz fell to the…

9 Ways to Pray on World Day of the Sick

“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3 Twenty-seven years ago, Pope John Paul II introduced World Day of the Sick. It’s a day to pray for those suffering from illness. Today, we invite you to join us in praying…

Power Presence: How Volunteering Heals

Not all pain is visible. It’s not as if anguish is something you can diagnose with a simple assessment—or treat with a pill. Hurt, after all, can cut scars far deeper than what we see with our eyes. These are…

8 Fascinating Facts from our 2018 Annual Report

The ink is nearly dry on our full 2018 Annual Report, and we are eager to share just a handful of ways that supporters like you had an enormous impact on people’s lives last year. But before we dive too…

Storms Impact Refugees in Lebanon

Imagine being a refugee. After escaping certain death in your home country, leaving behind everything including your identity, you now live in a ramshackle shanty with few rights. Years pass. You settle into a routine, holding tightly to the dream…