A small town in rural Alabama is the last place you might expect to find victims of human trafficking. This is what happened when a self-described “Vacation Bible School lady” discovered them in her own community. Some of the material in this episode is graphic and may not be suitable for young ears. Learn how to help victims of human trafficking in tangible ways at SendRelief.org/Human-Trafficking.
When opportunity knocked, Margaret Schreve, the children’s minister at Houston River Baptist Church in Sulfur, Louisiana, knew she had to respond. But when she thought about what it would take for her small-town church to launch a big-city ministry, she knew she needed expert help. Fortunately for her, she knew just the right expert to call. Learn more about the Graffiti 2 Ministry Center at SendRelief.org/Ministry-Centers.
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Cynthia Martin and her team of volunteers are on call. Refugees in Las Vegas know when they need a ride, an English-speaker, or just a friend, the Christians from Cynthia’s Safely Home ministry are the ones to call. This is the story of how far one or two simple acts of kindness can go.
A long time ago, a lonely little girl living in a refugee camp made a promise to God. That little girl’s name was Zera. In her native language of Kirundi, “Zera” means “seed” so it made perfect sense for God to grow Zera’s promise into something big and beautiful. Learn more about the GenSend program for college students at SendRelief.org/GenSend. Find out how you can serve refugees and internationals at SendRelief.org.
These are the lies little girls hear—how many curves you have, how many heads you turn—this is what determines your worth. But when one lady in Baltimore decided girls in her neighborhood needed someone to tell them the truth, something unexpected happened. Learn how you and your church can mentor children in struggling communities at SendRelief.org.
One day, Jon and Carly Souza were newlyweds. The next day, they were the parents of four children, five and under. In this episode of Stories of Hope, spend a day with the Souzas, now a Las Vegas family of nine, and discover the heroic and humdrum steps they took to become an instant family.
Bruce ate out of garbage cans. He had a good reason why. Now, Bruce helps feed hungry people. Just like hundreds of born again people on New York City’s Lower East Side, he tells his life story in two chapters, and he’s learned some things he wants you to know. Learn you and your church can reach out to the hungry at SendRelief.org/Poverty.