Tag Archives: children

Not just statistics

There are millions of poor children in Gujarat.  Children who live on the streets, or in conditions little better than that.  Some are without parents, without food, without hope.  But God knows each of these children and cares about them. … Continue reading

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Having no hope

Today many in the world are celebrating Mother’s Day, both as families thankful for their mothers, and mothers thankful for the opportunity to be mothers.  But for many  this is not a joyful day.  There are mothers in Gujarat who … Continue reading

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The shepherds

Psalm 23:1  The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. The Rabari are Hindus of western India, whose primary job is herding cows and water buffalo. They regard Durga and Shiva as their supreme deities.  Rama, Ganesh, Shiva, Durgadevi … Continue reading

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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan means ‘protection tied with you’. On this day, sisters tie a thread around their brother’s wrist as a mark of affection and sisterly love. In return, the brothers promise to protect their sisters. This tradition is old and … Continue reading

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Fathers

1John 3:1 “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God.” Fathers nurture and protect their children, provide for them, give them love and encouragement. How sad it is that … Continue reading

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All the children of the world

“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world…” Most children in Gujarat do not know this. They do not know that Jesus died for them, that he rose again and went to Heaven to make a home … Continue reading

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Mother

Though Mother’s Day is largely a Western holiday, it is also given some attention in Gujarat. Pray today for the mothers here who raise their children with little hope of ever seeing an easier or better life. Pray for the … Continue reading

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