Entries by Noel Yeatts

So Much More Than a One Night Stand

“We step into freedom. We step into all He has for us.” (Bethel Music) It is ironic to me that the same month as I have been focusing so much on freedom I will also be launching my oldest son out into the world as he graduates from high school in just a few days. […]

I Will Be 214 the Day Women Achieve Income Equality

Two hundred fourteen: That’s how old I would be the day women across the world finally achieve income equality. According to the World Economic Forum, we are 169 years away from the day the global economic gender gap is projected to close. The Swiss foundation even designed a calculator to determine how old you would be by […]

What We Choose to See

Until recently, I had no idea I had glaucoma and to be honest that was a word I didn’t think I would be using or even thinking about at my age. I didn’t need glasses until I was in my early 30’s so this whole eye thing still feels relatively new to me. When you […]

How One Word Can Change Your Year

This year, I’m starting with a word – just one word. There’s nothing really special about this word. In fact, it’s a word that is used often, so often that it’s started to lose the power of its true meaning. But to me, this word is revolutionary. Freedom. Just, freedom. You see, I’ve realized how […]

End of Missions (Part 2)

Every Christian should live life with an open Bible and an open map. – William Carey

My great uncle was a missions pioneer. In his role as missions director at a large Christian university he began taking groups to Mexico on missions trips long before it was popular to do so. My dad was a teenager on one of those early trips with his uncle – an experience that forever defined the course of his life.

A week after he married my mom, he even took her along on one of those trips … on an unairconditioned school bus all the way from West Virginia to Mexico. And for the next couple weeks he stayed with the guys and she stayed with the girls. I’m not sure how their marriage survived.

How Rescue Taught Me to Live

When the life of a baby is hanging in the balance, things become extremely clear and nothing else matters. It does not matter how hot it is, or how far you had to hike. It does not matter how far you had to drive to even find this child. It doesn’t matter how thirsty you […]

From the Field | The House of Palms

I’ll never forget pulling up to the House of Palms—World Help’s partner program in India—after traveling for miles through remote villages. The sun was just rising and it showered a soft, warm light over the property. The House of Palms is in the heartland of Indian Banchara communities and is a safe haven for girls who would […]

From the Field | An Alternative for Banchara Girls

The Banchara are an impoverished tribal group that make up part of India’s lowest-caste system. But they’re known specifically for one thing: child prostitution. I know. Your knee-jerk reaction after reading that was probably the same as mine. How can this be? As appalling as it is, this practice is a 500-year-old tradition among the Banchara […]

From the Field | Hope Builds in the Tejaji Slum

From the Banchara communities in rural India, the World Help team and I traveled to the Tejaji Nagar slum in Indore. Tejaji is a 25-year-old tattered tent city, and “tent” may be too generous of a description. The community is literally constructed with torn tarps held up by sticks. These people are considered the lowest […]