In this series of articles, I have tried to teach through stories, principles that we have learned through our work at Rising Star Outreach. Why? Because, in the end, not everyone can go to India to serve the poor. But the principles that work in India to create healing, can also heal if put into practice anywhere in the world.
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It was only a pre-school, but we were unbelievably excited to actually be opening a school for the leprosy-affected in Southern India. We would start with a preschool. The children would have to stay overnight at the school. A boarding school for preschoolers—I had never heard of such a thing and wondered if parents would really be willing to leave their 3-5-year-old children there for months on end.
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We know little about the childbirth and delivery practices at that time of Jesus, other than the fact that childbirth is the most basic natural experience for women. It started with Eve and it is ever the same. Our modern medicine and practices have made it infinitely better and safer for many, but not all. There are many women at this very time, in impoverished countries, who do experience childbirth in a way that is similar to Mary’s in Biblical times.
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In November, 2015, the heavens opened up in Tamilnadu, India. The annual monsoon came with a vengeance. It was the wettest monsoon in over 100 years. More than forty inches of rain fell in November. The entire state was flooded. Ten million people were displaced. But where could they go?