Author Archives: spoelstras

Meet Titus

  This week you will meet Titus.  He is a 16-year-old boy from Zimbabwe.  Titus lives with his grandparents and other family members in the rural village of Ngundu.  They live in a small, brick hut that has no plumbing, … Continue reading

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Ishwarya and Anand

Ishwarya and Anand are twins from the country of India. At the age of three, these children’s lives changed dramatically. Their father was an alcoholic. Life was already hard having a father who drank too much and would become angry. … Continue reading

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Jose’s story

*written by Claire Mraz, 13 years old In America, we don’t realize how blessed we are. We have food and water, clothes, houses, and money. Others aren’t so fortunate. Jose Enrique is a thirteen year old boy who is an … Continue reading

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Albertha’s new glasses

*Sorry we’ve been gone so long…   We plan to get these stories out much more consistently in the coming months and hope you enjoy sharing them with the children God has placed in your lives! Check out a video … Continue reading

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Mary’s story

*written by Rachel Spoelstra, 12 years old *parents – read ahead before reading to your child as some of the circumstances of Mary’s life include being sexually abused by her father *Mary’s name has been changed to protect her identity … Continue reading

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Zimveka’s story

Zimveka  is a four year old boy who lives in the village of Katsekera, Malawi. His village has no running water or electricity. Most of the homes are brick and have straw roofs. The more elaborate ones have tin roofs. … Continue reading

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Jeferson’s Story

written by Claire Mraz, 12 years old Jeferson Alexis Mendez Grande is a five year old boy who lives in Cruz Blanca which is a town in Guatemala.  He lives with his Mom and Grandparents in an adobe home with … Continue reading

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Kudakwashe’s story

written by Rachel Spoelstra (12 years old) Kudakwashe is a 26 year old young man. He is an orphan but he grew up with his aunt and uncle. In Zimbabwe where he lives, he has no electricity or running water. … Continue reading

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Tadiwanashe’s story

In America, we have a right to an education. As a part of the taxes we pay, all children not only have the right to go to school, but it is the law. Many American children do not understand how … Continue reading

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Luis’s story

What do you want to be when you grow up? We all have dreams about what we want our life to look like when we are older. Perhaps you want to go to college and study to be a scientist, … Continue reading

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