Author: thesheisproject

Elke’s Story – True Beauty

Elke’s Story – True Beauty

I was born breech birth in Papua New Guinea in the 1970’s. With every push from my mother the umbilical cord kept wrapping itself tighter around my neck. My father eventually had to assist with the birth. He made sure I was not strangled to death whilst the doctor eased my shoulders out of the birth canal. Ultra sound technologies were not available then and much to my parent’s surprise I was born with a …

Walk for Freedom

Dana (Bulgaria) Dana*, a 19-year-old woman from Bulgaria, received a job offer that looked so real and promising. Imagine receiving an opportunity you had been waiting for—a letter offering a chance to finally move toward where you want to be. With the hope of a stable income and a new life, she decided to accept the job and left her home country of Bulgaria to pursue her dreams. But when she arrived, she was beaten, …

Lu’s Story – Me and My Big Mouth

Growing up our home was built on love, faith and family. My parents were deeply committed Christians and took Jesus’ commandment to love your neighbour as yourself, literally. Our family of nine regularly expanded to include foster children, and anyone else who needed a home, whether it was just for a night or longer. We grew up seeing my parent’s faith outworked in the reality of everyday life. On more than one occasion I remember …

The Still, Small Voice – Jenn’s Story

I said the ‘sinner’s’ prayer alone in my room after a Harvest Crusade when I was 13 years old. I had always known there was a God, the way most children instinctively know, but I didn’t know about salvation or Jesus or any of those things or even what those words were. I wondered and worried about eternity often as a young child, which was a little odd as church and the Bible were not …

I’m In Over My Head – Karli’s Story

I’m In Over My Head – Karli’s Story

I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know who Jesus was and that He was my friend who lived in my heart. As a little girl, I clearly heard His whispers of love and calling and I said a whole hearted yes. I was confident in who I was. I remember my parents saying of me; “She’s such a leader” (I know that my siblings and cousins just thought I was bossy!) But because …