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New FAAST Curriculum

The Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking To Release Change Agents: a Human Trafficking Bible Study for Preteens On March 9, 2015 the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) will release the Change Agent Curriculum geared towards children ages 8-13. We know that human traffickers target children under the age of 14. Change Agents … Read more

Reconciliation

Out of the Mouth of Babes: Kids Alive By: Lucy Morykon (In her own words) — Last summer I went to a kids conference at church and that’s where God gave me my special prayer language – I felt so happy that I had a special way of talking with God.  During the conference God … Read more

Church Planting and Children in Crisis

What has God Been Saying All Along? By Author: Amy Wilson. When I was a missionary in Mexico City in 2009, my husband and I worked with street children. In an attempt to help get the children off the streets, we helped a local church open a community center. This particular church had an average … Read more

Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking

Sexual abuse and exploitation are devastating horrors that affect all areas of a child: body, mind and spirit. We often think of sexual harm occurring to children who have been trafficked into the sex trade. But did you know that all children in crisis—indeed all children—are at risk of sexual harm? What Types of Sexual … Read more

Children in Need – The Texas Border Crisis

The following is a letter from our CCTI team member, Marissa Beltran. She and her family live in Artesia, New Mexico at the Texas/Mexico border. Marissa is fluent in Spanish and of Hispanic descent.  Who says that God is not still in the miracle business?  Please read and pray about your involvement to help!  “Thank you for … Read more

Book Review – Healing for Hurting Hearts

By:  Cheryl Fawcett, Ph. D. This book is laid out in 6 distinct sections. It deals with specific topics like Basic Counseling Skills, Counseling Sexually Exploited Children, Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Healing Process,and Peace Education and Conflict Resolution in very detailed ways. In similar fashion it deals with more general topics like God’s Pattern … Read more

A Great Resource and a Great Need

“For the past 8 years or so I have been involved in counseling and training run-away child soldiers as well as orphanage staff who work with them. These children have grown up in rebel controlled areas. Next year our family will move to a new area to focus on this very needy situation (with the … Read more

Preparing a Fire Plan

By: Graham Bee. Recently horrendous bushfires ravaged south-eastern Australia, with over 7,000 people left homeless and 200 people killed. One couple was saved because they were able to take refuge in their purpose-built fireproof bunker and then they were able help other people in the fight to save their properties. The husband had only agreed … Read more

Project in Progress

By: Naomi Maano. In January of 2002, just four months after 9/11, I was in Phnom Penh, Cambodia entering my second year teaching English as a foreign language.  My 2 year contract would be up in November and as of yet I did not have a sense of what the Lord wanted me to do.  … Read more

That Old Bed

A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law said I was sentimental. I hadn’t thought much about it… until two days ago. I was standing alone, looking at a bed. This bed I bought in 2000 from a missionary who was leaving the country. I was looking for cheap furniture to set up our house when we … Read more

I Think I Learned Why God Put Me on This Earth

By: Caleb Wilson, Age 7. God probably put me on this earth because He needed someone who had a heart to give lots of money to lots of charities and someone who reads the Bible and is eager to learn about God a lot and someone with a mind set on Jesus surely can help … Read more

Signs That Say Beware! – Keeping Children Safe

By: Dr. Kim Hoover. All of us who have a heart for children certainly want children to be safe. Sometimes our love for children makes it difficult to even imagine that there are people who intentionally work their way into positions of trust and responsibility in a community and seek out vulnerable children to sexually … Read more

BOOK REVIEW: Ministering to Children with Disabilities

By: Tami Snowden. Let All the Children Come: A Handbook for Holistic Ministry to Children with Disabilities, edited by Phyllis Kilbourn with 15 additional contributors. Let All the Children Come is a must-read for teachers, church leaders, friends, or parents of children with disabilities. Having worked in a developing country with children with disabilities, adopting my … Read more

A GIRL SOLDIER’S STORY

By, Divine Inheritance.org. A counselor from our DI Australia team was able to interview a few girls in Southeast Asia that had escaped from the army.  Here is one of the stories she recorded: “Please excuse my tears…they must fall because there are many things I cannot say.  My tears must speak for me.” My parents … Read more

Counseling Children Who Have Experienced Loss

By Mary Beth Young, MSW LCSW. Most children have experienced some type of loss in their lives. There are many types of loss; some are more devastating than others. Children in crisis have experienced multiple losses, yet they may not have gone through the grieving process. Young people need a good trusted adult who can … Read more

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