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July 15, 2021
Victor lived in a slum area riddled with crime, a red zone where he was constantly on edge to protect the small family he had begun. He struggled to support them as a driver of a three-wheeler taxi. Though raised to worship idols, Victor believed in no gods as he faced the threat of COVID-19 with each passenger he carried.
April 16, 2020
A Sunday morning church service seemed as good a place as any for an armed stranger to begin looking for the man he had been hired to kill. Inside the church building, he heard the preacher reading from the Bible about someone asking Jesus what the greatest commandment was. It was the following, second greatest commandment, however, that caught the gunman’s attention: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
January 30, 2020
The children want to learn. The teachers want to teach. But neither the school in the Peruvian jungle village nor the schoolkids have enough money for school supplies like notebooks. “Children go to school without notebooks, and teachers cannot do their job,” the leader of a native ministry said. A young boy in one village told his mother that his teacher could not give him assignments because he had no notebook. His mother replied, “Let’s pray to God to provide.”
November 21, 2019
He had lost the woman he had married 11 years before when she finally decided she had to get away from the violence erupting from his addictions to drugs and alcohol. Enrique knew his life was in ruins, but the 35-year-old electrician in Peru felt helpless to repair it. When a neighbor in his village brought him to a native missionary’s church, he seemed impervious to the gospel preaching but liked the worship atmosphere. He returned to the Sunday services for months.
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