Manipur Violence Closes BFTW Schools/Offices

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The Manipur region of India has been experiencing civil unrest due to political events taking place.  In fact, there have been some violent protests that occurred near our Sielmat Christian Hospital and Sielmat Christian Schools.  The Hospital  sustained damage from bullets and tear gas canisters, which were indiscriminately fired by police.  The photo below shows an ambulance, belonging to the Hospital, that was damaged by bullets. As a result, our India offices and these facilities have temporarily closed and regular communications have been suspended for the safety of all students and staff members. PLEASE NOTE THAT as of September 20, […]

A Lifetime Investment

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On a trip to India, the daughter of World Vision founder Bob Pierce reconnects with a Christian leader dear to her family. By Marilee Pierce Dunker Rochunga Pudaite and Bob Pierce “My grandfather was a headhunter. But by God’s grace, today I am a heart-hunter.” I was 10 years old the first time I heard Rochunga Pudaite make that statement, and I have never forgotten the vivid image it painted. Rochunga grew up in a village deep in the jungles of Manipur, India. His tribe, the Hmar, was greatly feared because members took the heads of their enemies as trophies. […]