This would be my first post here, so hello there.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah Beard and I am new to the staff that makes up His Voice Global, but I like to consider myself a part of the team since the beginning.
In 2004 I received a call from Vernon asking me to go to Sudan as the photographer. In Jan 2005, I found myself on a little bitty airplane over the fields in Southern Sudan…that was when we were called ardent soul ministries. Since then we have been called His Voice for Sudan and now…His Voice Global.
We are His Voice Global because we are working in places other than Sudan now. Which brings me to the point of my post today.
I have never been to India, I haven’t ever really wanted to go to … Read More »
especially if you have lots of random stuff in your google reader like I do. Case and point this article. The Indian Rupee recently obtained it’s own official symbol. The linked article gives a brief explanation of the origins of the symbol and how it was chosen.
Have a great week
Hear from Vernon about our expansion to India::
His Voice Global:: Ministry In India from Amber Burger on Vimeo.
One of the things that Vernon and I noticed during our time in India was the prevalence of suicide. It seemed like almost every building that had a scenic view of the city or access to a rooftop had been closed to the public because someone had used it to commit suicide.
A couple of days ago I ran across an article in the New York Times discussing this very topic. It cites various examples to show the many reasons proposed for the troubling epidemic. Although I wouldn’t describe the story as graphic it does give a detailed account of each of the instances that it references so read at your discretion.
Regardless of whether or not you read the article I hope that you will continue to join us in prayer for India and how God would have His Voice participate in the establishing of His Kingdom there.
Link to Story
We went to one of the largest train stations in all of India today. It was wild to hear how each of the train platforms are run by a different gang. The violence that happens at this train station by these kids is incredible. We had the chance to meet some of these kids and we were also rocked by some terrible stories. In the video you will see some kids singing. They are singing songs to Jesus. They are also high from glue.
We saw where many of the girls and boys sleep and also some of the places where the girls, as young as ten, are raped on a repeated basis. If no girls are around some of the older boys will then rape the younger boys. It is devastating.
Nabin and … Read More »
Here is a brief video update from Vernon on our first day in India.
Also, if you would pray for our meetings tomorrow we would really appreciate it. We will be spending time with an individual who rescues children who have been injured and forced to beg for food and money at a local railway station that over 1 million commuters a day pass through. Lastly, please pray for super-natural strength, as we haven’t slept in awhile, and open doors.
Love you all