Making a Ripple

  • STATESIDE: A CONVERSATION WITH BRETT PRIOR

    Brett stresses that the biggest question they ask the people they help is “What do you need?,” with the goal to come alongside them and journey with them instead of having the mindset that GP already knows what is best.

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  • NO VESSEL TOO BROKEN

    Disability is a state of mind.

    Affected by polio at a very young age, Saanvi* does not consider her condition a weakness. Instead, she is determined to overcome it by adhering to a positive attitude and hard work. With the help of crutches given to her by a medical camp and work opportunities provided by The Skipping Stone, she is able to walk, train, and help fund her family’s dreams for the future.

  • BUILDING TOGETHER

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    Diya* is married and lives with her extended family, husband, and four children. Although she and her husband work hard as farmers to support their family, their earnings were not enough. She said, “life was very difficult—my children could not go to school due to our financial incapability. My husband and I worked very hard, but still we could not fulfill our family’s needs. We have three daughters and regardless of our financial condition, I cannot ignore the responsibility to arrange for their weddings.”

  • THE STRUGGLE ISN’T FAR FROM HOME

    Small changes that create large impacts in people’s lives don’t only happen overseas—the need for God’s love is just as strong close to home. Even though we might think that our comparable comfort and safety keeps us from the strife Shanti saw while visiting the brothel, that fact might not be true for our neighbors. Heartbreakingly, human trafficking is on the rise throughout the world, with a large market in America, and many of its victims are children.

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  • HE WILL PROVIDE

    Aatma Vikas, an organization that works closely with The Skipping Stone in India, operates centers that provide vocational training to people in all walks of life. These centers serve as a resource for individuals working to improve their and their families’ situations by educating them to work in new fields

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  • FINDING OPPORTUNITY IN UNLIKELY PLACES

    Pari did not consider her life blessed. Far from it. She was under constant threat of being forced into prostitution by her mother’s madam (her mother is Asha,* the woman Shanti visited in her home who was interviewed in an earlier post). While Asha hid Pari’s age in order to keep this from happening for as long as possible, she knew that this tactic would not work forever. Something needed to be done, and quickly.

  • SPEAKING LIFE

     Forced from an unhappy situation into dire circumstances, Anaya* did not feel that she could remove herself from working in a brothel. However, the guidance of one woman opened up a new world for her, and through God’s grace she is now changing her and her children’s lives for the better.

  • STEPS TO RENEWAL

    Shanti* sat down and talked with Asha in her shack, learning her difficult and complicated story. This woman did not grow up in the brothel, as ma...
  • A GLIMPSE OF HOPE

    Although life has been hard for the women working in this brothel—where they have not had a place to turn or a way to escape a life they did not wa...
  • A WOMAN’S PLIGHT

    “You know where you’re sitting, that’s where I do my business,” the woman across from Shanti* said, her hand patting the bed on which they were...
  • HANDS AND FEET: OUR CALLING AND WHAT’S TO COME

    When we work for God’s kingdom, what we do is much more important than who we are individually. We are servants of the King, completing a task...
  • WELCOME TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT!

    We all want to be the person that makes a major difference in someone’s life. To do something that fundamentally changes their perspective, awakeni...