A little girl who changed her world

As a little child, April’s home was filled with the sound of loud angry voices throwing hurtful words around like feathers in the air. Helplessly, she was listening to her parents day after day as they bitterly threatened to divorce. When her friend invited her to a nearby Grain of Wheat club in the Patagonia of Argentina, she was…

Lal Din Mawaii

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Lal Din Mawaii is 12 years old and lives in a very remote area of Chin State, nearby the Indian boarder. She is the middle child of five siblings. Her parents are farmers and life is tough for them as every 5 years they have to move to another area for better cultivation. The children…

Labelled Disabled No More!

Picture this, being labelled mentally disabled by the government, simply because you were born to a struggling single mom, or a parent who is involved in crime, alcohol or drugs. This is the bleak reality for many kids in former Russian countries. Irina* is one of these kids. She lacked any parental nurturing which left…

An Oasis of Hope

Not only is the ear splitting sound of bombs and destruction left by high-powered guns common for kids in Syria, but also the loss of family members or any sense of normalcy. Countless children go to bed every night hungry, suffering from the nightmare of posttraumatic syndrome, a sense of insecurity and absolutely no hope…

Coaching for Soccer and Life

Today, if you were to meet the Amaya family, the first thing that would come to mind is, what a lovely family! But just ask their two boys Jaime and Andrés what life was like when they were 7 and 8 years old. Their mother worked long hours to feed and provide for them. The…

We Couldn’t Just Walk Away

“Our team was heartbroken the first time we visited this hospital and saw the despair of children suffering with leukemia and tuberculosis. It was so lifeless and disheartening, with no sounds of laughter. Not even one child was running around or having fun.” A GWI Russia volunteer recalls.   She continues, “We couldn’t just walk…

Who Cares About Gypsy Children?

In Hungary, the Roma (gypsies) have a “bad reputation”. They live well below the poverty line and sink into long term unemployment because they have little to no education or job skills. Many of them can’t even read or write. Roma children are frequently classified as mentally handicapped, even if they are not. Due to…

Change, The Only Way Forward

Surprisingly, the way forward was through a big change. This is what Gellert Pfaff, director of Grain of Wheat Hungary, has discovered over the past two years.   “After seeing chldren put their trust in Jesus at camp two years ago, Gellert’s heart was troubled. He watched the children so full of joy, go home…

Now I Can Sleep in Peace!

Dan, a Ukrainian boy lives in the cityof Lugansk. As an «at risk» boy who has been traumatized by the war that surrounds him, he could hardly sleep at night. He constantly lived in the shadow of fear, yet he found the light at a GWI camp in Ukraine.   “I am so grateful that…

Family First

Each week Grain of Wheat Spain touches more than 30 families who take part in a variety of activities that are offered there. Director, Javier Martin, is highly commited to reaching out not only to children, but their familes as well.   Javier explains, «Sharing the love of God is good, but including their families…