LENT SERIES | STORIES FROM CHETNA

Abha and her family were terrified. “We’re poor people. What do we know to keep two babies alive?” her mother-in-law lamented. At night, lying on her bamboo mat on their hard dirt floor, Abha wondered how one could even hold two babies at the same time. They had never known anyone who’d kept twins alive through the extra care and economic investment they required.

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I used to depend on my own strength to get things done. Coming to terms with CR’s first principle, “I am powerless,” brought great relief. I truly understood that I am nothing apart from God. God is my Father and more – he is everything. The day I accepted Christ, I felt peace and joy that I’ve never felt before. I know God created me and restored my health. God is also helping me persevere during my recovery.

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She knew even before the tube light flickered to life. She knew by the way her footsteps echoed hollowly...all of her things were gone. Jyoti's life with HIV has been full of pain. But she has not been totally alone. 

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How do you go on when most of your family has been wiped out? Nancy Writebol, herself a survivor of the deadly Ebola virus, is trying to help those who lived through one of the worst disease outbreaks in recent history answer this gut-wrenching question. 

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