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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LENT SERIES | STORIES FROM CHETNA

Bhai took his daughter-in-law and son on the back of his motorbike to the hospital for her checkup. As they returned, there was an accident. Bhai’s daughter-in-law was thrown from the bike -- she was crushed under a truck and died instantly.

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Rescuing slaves from bondage and setting them on the path to a new life is not all glamour and kicking down doors. Mostly it's talking on the phone and filling out paperwork. Get an office-eye view of the rescue of 200 bond-slaves in India. 

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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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After experiencing sexual abuse, Shilpa was too afraid of failure to try making a "good" life for herself. But the women at the aftercare home, Redlight Greenlight, showed her it was possible to be someone she was proud of. Read her simple but moving letter of thanks. 

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What does it mean to pray for a nation recovering from disaster, even when it is no longer in front of our faces in the news? A SIM Stories writer traveled to Nepal in March 2016 to report on the post-earthquake rebuilding, and found a nation that needed prayer more than anything else.

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AuthorDenise Poon
CategoriesMain Page, Asia

This video recaps the horror of the initial earthquakes that have left Nepal so damaged and explores some of the stories of preservation and heartache that people in Dhading, one of the hardest hit regions, experienced in the days and months that followed.

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“We have to work and eat, all the land has been destroyed. There’s nothing left in the village. If we want to stay, where would we stay? If we want to go, where would we go? We have to stay with despair.”

One year after the most devastating earthquake in a hundred years, people are still suffering in Nepal. The waves of relief from around the world saved many lives in the aftermath of the quake but the process of rebuilding is a slow and painful one. Read about the work of SIM through partner UMN to help people in one of the worst affected areas reclaim their lives from disaster. 

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In the year since Nepal was hit by its worst earthquake in decades, much of the nation remains at a standstill. Many buildings partially maimed or entirely razed to the ground remain in ruins. Thousands of people still live under flimsy tarpaulin-covered shelters. Families still mourn irreplaceable loss. In rural villages, some Nepalis shoulder the heavy burden of rebuilding and move towards the future.

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One year after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive loss of life, widespread homelessness and billions of dollars in damage, the nation continues to heal and rebuild. In Dhading, one of the districts most devastated by the quake, SIM and partner organization United Mission to Nepal (UMN) carry on with reconstruction work.

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"Why separate Muslims? Why brand them as killers?"

This beautiful video from SIM USA gives a glimpse into the work of SIM's Filipino team to bring good news - of Jesus and a life of dignity in poverty - to Muslim minorities in the land of 7000 isles. 

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"A team of eight SIMers has returned to Western Samar in the Philippines to deliver building materials, school supplies, a generator, medical relief and much needed psychological support to survivors of “Super Typhoon” Haiyan in phase 2 of a 3 phase relief project...."

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