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As a little boy, I loved hearing the stories of Abraham, Joseph, David, Daniel, Peter, Paul, … the list goes on. Growing up, these men were my heroes. And they still are I must add! And if I had been a little girl, I am sure my heart and mind would have deeply impacted by the stories of Esther, Sarah, Hannah, Dorcas and the like. In these stories we encounter real-life people who, in their...
Our hearts go out to these folk. We’ve all been concerned for the loss our friends in Australia have had as a consequence of the bush fires. Their devastation is massive. Many are facing the loss of life of loved ones. Many more are now displaced, having lost most of their personal assets. Their future is uncertain, the loss of hope will be huge and the need for help to rebuild lives is urgent....
In DR Congo the problem of neglect has many tentacles. There is the neglect of the governing authorities to provide education, the neglect of justice for those who are wronged, abused or attacked, then there is the neglect of medical care and infrastructures. Kasongo wa Ngoy lives in a small village of Mulumba. The nearest state hospital is 55 km from her village. There is a small village clinic...
In 1965, Roger Dahlberg, a young man from Whanganui, travelled to Malaysia with wife Jenny and family to start his ‘apprenticeship’ in international mission. His heart was for the poor, the neglected, the forgotten, and the abused in South East Asia. After a sabbatical for Jenny to get cancer treatment in 1977 in New Zealand, Roger made repeated visits to Asia and, in 1981, started visiting...