Stories

Heather Maddy’s late mother Thelma had two great passions – craft and charity – and she is determined to continue her mother’s legacy of generosity and support for those in need, through COVID-19 and beyond.“Mum was passionate about helping others in need and held a firm belief that everyone should have access to clean water,”...

Father in the name of Jesus, I pray may you meet every person with disability around the world living in poverty. You are our provider, provide them the comfort they deserve and give them channels for which they can be able to uplift themselves from poverty and make them be able to work. Lord we...

I grew up in a village in Papua New Guinea and attended a native church. My grandfather was Catholic, so my parents went to Catholic Church. The Bible was with us, but it was not the doctrine or the book that we would take to the church; rather it was the songs that formed the...

We learn so much from our close family and friends and on Father’s Day we recognise the contribution of fathers can play in the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic.In Cameroon, Richard is an innovative entrepreneur living with disability. He manages his small stall where he can sell a variety of items including sweets and...

Clubfoot is one of a number of relatively common congenital anomalies that can be present from a baby’s birth.Affecting one or both feet, clubfoot is a deformity of the foot, which sees a baby’s foot or feet twisted inwards.This is due to the tendons that connect a baby’s leg muscles to its foot being shorter...

River blindness – or onchocerciasis – is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide and has a devastating impact on the lives of people primarily living in tropical African nations.The parasitic disease can be transmitted to humans if they are repeatedly bitten by an infected blackfly – most commonly found in close proximity to...

What is a fistula?  A fistula occurs when an unborn baby’s head puts too much pressure on a mother’s maternal tissues, cutting off the blood supply. The tissue dies and leaves a hole, or fistula, which causes urine and sometimes faeces to leak uncontrollably.In the poorest places, malnutrition can affect the growth of the skeleton,...

Lord, I lift to you all persons with disabilities. Give them additional strength. I pray that they will trust in you and be strong. Lord, I pray that the carers of persons with disabilities will have the patience and knowledge on how to encourage them. I lift all these to you, through Jesus Christ. Amen.   ...

‘This life is an opportunity This life is to serve God Don’t waste what God has given This life must be a blessing’I am the ninth child in a family of 10 children. I grew up in a small city in Indonesia called Magelang.When I was young, I was taken to hospital for surgery on my backbones. After...