By Engage on May 20, 2010 Editor's note: In the Kingdom of Tonga, an island nation in the South Pacific, absentee fathers are common. Through the Mango Tree Center, a Nazarene ministry for disabled people, the Holy Spirit is bringing restoration and healing. Families are learning how to love one another as Christ loved the church.
By Gina Grate Pottenger on May 20, 2010
Imagine you are a mother in a rural area of the Kingdom of Tonga, an island nation in the South Pacific. Eleven months ago you gave birth to your third child, a beautiful little boy.
Everything seems fine until you begin to notice that he still doesn’t hold his head up on his own. Whenever you try to sit him up, he slouches to the side. Your other children had already begun crawling by this time, but he still lays on his stomach or back.
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Apr 27, 2010
Dhaka, Bangladesh -- The group of eight gathered at baggage claim to pick up their luggage, including eight suitcases full of long metal poles, sheets of canvas and assorted anchor pegs.