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Katie’s Story – Be That

Be That – Katie’s Story

I grew up in a loving Christian home, the youngest of five children. I asked Jesus into my heart when I was young and although I didn’t know that much of the Bible I was always very aware of the presence and voice of God. I recall one occasion when I was in my classroom at school and suddenly became very unsettled and overwhelmed. I knew something was wrong. Not quite underst....

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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....

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The Mother Heart of God – Becca’s Story

The Motherheart of God – Becca’s Story

In 2004 I was 22 years old. A fresh college graduate I spent my days working as a waitress in a diner and my nights as a cook in a tiny Italian restaurant.  I needed these months desperately; to discover the sacredness of food and service, to work hard alongside people so different than myself, to exhale from four years of study, and hopefully let a bit of what I’d read and ....

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2190 Deaths Later – Rhea’s Story

2190 Deaths Later – Rhea’s Story

It began with predatory stares.  My young thigh, catatonic glances, his scary blue eyes that turned from my gaze less and less.  Glares mutated to creaks on stairs, and those young and tender years when other girls whispered of crushes, were to me, filled with felonies in the night. He wasn’t my real father, but was to protect me as if he were.  If he could hurt me, then w....

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Courage, Dear Heart – Jane’s Story

Courage, Dear Heart – Jane’s Story

About 5 years ago I started an NGO, as you do when your marriage is falling apart and your heart is breaking. A friend in rural Fiji needed help sending her daughter to school, and before too long, a grassroots program was born supporting Girls to overcome barriers to education. My friend became the Fiji Coordinator with her local contacts and networks and I watched her get bus....

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