My Cherished Dream

My dream is that children will never cry from loneliness, misery, violence, pain or rejection, and that they will not die in this evil and violent world without Hope. I want to see the kids happy, having fun, laughing and loving the Lord with all their heart. By Zinaida Poluektova I was born in Siberia in1960.…

Breaking Free

January 2013 Loving the “little ones” living on the street in Russia is Natasha’s passion. In this interview she shares her heart. Tell us about your work among children Where to start…It’s been over 15 years since Grain of Wheat began working with kids living on the street in Russia. For 5 years, we prayed…

Boy stops begging

By Sayama Nyunt Since he was seven years old Nee*, from “Ruamba”*, has spent most of his time on the streets with his older brother picking up plastic materials and garbage that they try to sell to supplement the family income. When they don’t find enough to sell, they resort to begging and stealing. Nee’s…

Then the Unexpected God Thing Happened

By Peter Mospen As I launched into the training, I noticed a ten-year-old girl outside looking after a baby. I nodded at her and was instantly rewarded with a bright smile. She was soon sitting nervously behind our adult participants, clearly listening to everything. I needed such a child for an impromptu role-play and asked…

A Child’s Faith Weathers the Storm

Rachel was born in 1983, in Lebanon, a country in the Middle-East with a large historic Christian community. At that time, Lebanon was recovering from years of war that had devastated the country. These were difficult times. When Rachel was two years old, her family moved to the sands of the Arabian desert. Saudi Arabia……

Hola Junior

A large percentage of the children Hola Junior works with come from the slum suburbs of Bogota. They live in broken homes, in deep poverty and violent surroundings, and are subject to physical and psychological abuse. Most of them grow up in large families, under the responsibility of single women whose only source of income is through…