The Real Life of a Haitian Teenager

12. October 2015 From the Field 0
Remember what it was like to be a teenager? You couldn’t pay me enough to go back to that time in my own life! Navigating the jungle of changing hormones, college applications and peer pressure was rough — but imagine what it’s like to be a poor teenager in a developing country? Rather than worry ...

Grace Ministries

08. September 2015 From the Field 0
When Beauty Phiri’s mother died of AIDS, her father abandoned her and her sister, and the devastated children were split among separate caregivers.  Beauty went to live with her elderly grandmother while her sister went to live with another family. Beauty rarely sees her sister anymore. Sadly, Beauty’s plight is common in Zambia and other ...

Nourishing Bodies and Spirits

05. August 2015 From the Field 0
These hungry kids live in a really rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Most of them come from tumultuous family situations with alcoholic, drug addicted parents who don’t supervise or provide for them. They’re often left to fend for themselves. They learn to survive by selling candy or hustling whatever they can on ...

Praying for our Partners

15. July 2015 From the Field 0
We already pray for our partners on Tuesdays — which is truly a privilege — but last week our staff dedicated an entire day to lift up our partners in prayer. At any point during the work day, there was a group of staff from a variety of departments gathered together. We prayed for our ...

Starving child rescued

This rural Guatemalan family has been deeply concerned about their little daughter Rosa. At 2 months old she weighs only five pounds. That’s because she was borne with cleft palate, which prevents her from being able to nurse. The man praying with her mom is Carlos Vargas, founder of Hope of Life, one of the ...

Of Nazis and Lent

10. March 2015 From the Field 1
One of our founding board members, Pastor Jimmy Dodd, led our morning devotions today, and it was inspiring. He told the story about the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after the fall of the Nazis. When arriving Allied troops tried to tell the prisoners they were free, they couldn’t get them to leave. Due to the language ...

Video: Guatemalan kids learn to give God thanks

19. February 2015 From the Field 0
The children praying in this video benefit from Operation Rescue’s feeding program in a rough part of Guatemala City. There, the kids are also able to play, take a cooking class, and learn about Jesus. It’s one of several ministries that receive the food and valuable supplies we ship to Guatemala. In the video, the ...

Where two or three gather in my name… I am with them.

16. January 2015 From the Field 1
Wherever believers gather, Jesus is present (Matthew 18:20). It holds true for this congregation worshiping at Hope for New Life Church outside Kampala, Uganda. This unique facility doubles as an orphanage. Children live upstairs where they are raised by a resident pastor and his wife, with the help of paid caregivers. (The children really enjoy ...

The needy in our backyard

17. December 2014 From the Field 1
If you eat a tomato during the winter months, it’s very likely it was picked by an immigrant farmer in Immokalee, Florida. This rural area, located about a two-hour drive north of our Florida headquarters, is known as the tomato capital of America. Sadly, it’s also famous (or infamous) for its checkered history of worker ...

Taking it to the streets

09. December 2014 From the Field 0
You learn how much you really value the Gospel when you’re preaching it at knifepoint. Most of us have never faced that kind of danger, but I recently met a Guatemalan Christian who has had multiple brushes with death in the line of ministry. While joining him for his street feeding outreach, I got a ...