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  • Behind the Smile (India)

    15 July, 2014

    There is the cheerful sound of happy children echoing around Ankoor Home. The students have just returned from their summer vacation. Seven new children have joined the student body with more newcomers expected over the next few days. They have returned with stories to tell of their holidays with family. For the ten children without parents that spent their vacation at Ankoor, the family camp and sightseeing from a nearby hill station was a special highlight. Those who secured prizes for their singing and Bible quiz competitions were especially delighted. While there are happy, relaxed faces in the safety of Ankoor home, for a few their home life is a different story. Amos, aged 12, has experienced significant trauma in his short life. His mother struggles with a mental illness and his father is currently in prison. His mother’s brother, who lived with them, intervened when Amos was being severely beaten by his dad. The uncle was subsequently murdered for his interference. Amos… Read More
  • Cycling through Sidoarjo (Indonesia)

    15 July, 2014

    Ana chose Sidoarjo, a large city in East Java, for her fourth year practical ministry placement. On Sundays she ministers at Sidoarjo Church of Christ under the watchful eye of Pastor Haryono. During the week Ana rides her bike from one alley to another, seeking practical opportunities to serve others and to share her faith. There are many factories in the area where Ana is based. Factory workers typically rent a small room close by to their work, and this has proved to be a good way to form friendships with many of the local people. Ana visits women living on their own to offer help and encouragement. She has also developed a ministry for children who need care while their parents are working. She enjoys each of these contacts. She has been especially encouraged by a local Moslem family who have offered her a warm welcome. Ana’s prayer is that people will find faith and lives will be changed. Read More
  • Principal Changes (Zimbabwe)

    15 July, 2014

    ‘Education for Life’ is the motto for Dadaya High School, in the midlands of Zimbabwe. “Our desire at Dadaya is to produce students who can think and act biblically at all times,” says BJ Mpofu, Dadaya Board Chair. “We seek to provide them with quality education so that they will take their rightful roles in Zimbabwe and within our world.” Currently there are 463 girls and 335 boys enrolled at the boarding school; a total of 798 students in Forms One to Six. In 2013, 99% passed their final A Levels (Form 6) and qualified to enter university. Mr Tamirirashe Shumba, the newly appointed principal at Dadaya, is a strong Christian leader. He was selected as the top candidate for this role both for his strength in leadership and his extensive experience as a headmaster. The students at his previous school at Mandaba High School in Zvishavane achieved excellent results. “We see Mr Shumba as having the attributes needed to move our institution in… Read More
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