Meghan Tschanz

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From Slave to Liberator: Sonya’s Story – Part 3

This is part of a series about Sonya, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Make sure to read part one and part two first. Sonya quieted as I held her, exhausted from crying, she took a deep breath that gave her the resolve to go on. In the hot room she continued to tell […]

How Women Freed From the Sex Trade Are Bringing Freedom to Others

  In the beginning of June 2014 my Kingdom Journeys team and I stepped off of a plane into the hot, humid Filipino air and driven to Angeles City; a city known for its estimated 15,700 women and children stuck in the illegal sex trade. When we went to the bars, I didn’t get my […]

Six Reasons Christians Should Talk About Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to globally celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. I’m assuming that many in America have not heard of this day. I hadn’t either until a group of women from a church I was working with in Uganda went to […]

5 Reasons You Should Take a Stand Against 50 Shades of Grey

I remember the first time I heard about the book 50 Shades of Grey. I was on the World Race eating avocados and cucumbers for breakfast in Moshi, Tanzania when one of my squadmates confided to reading it. The way she said it was like she was confessing to some terrible secret that I must tell no […]

I Have A Dream- A Tribute to MLK on his birthday.

  Note: I wrote this last year, but decided to repost it in honor of MLK. Eighty-five years ago today, a child was born that would forever change the way America saw equality. Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a culture where the color one’s skin held more weight than the merit of one’s […]

How to Change the World.

A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with a person who was frustrated with how things were going in our country and our world. She listed injustice after injustice, things that were truly horrible. But as she spoke she kept saying we just have to wait for the old system to die out […]

Sometimes Writing Makes Me Want to Scream

I am in the thick of writing a book and sometimes it makes me want to scream.  I sit down and force my fingers to move. I will my thoughts to come and inspiration to appear. The truth is a lot of time it doesn’t. I lock myself in my tiny office, light a candle, […]

To the boy on Bangla- A letter to men who purchase sex.

There’s this road in Phuket, Thailand called Bangla home to over 400 bars. It feels like Las Vegas on steroids with dancing girls on every bar. If you were observant you could see trafficked eastern European women in glass cages, drugged and wearing masks, high above the bars. They were for those men willing to […]

I’m Coming Home.

God does not glory in our suffering because He enjoys it, no He glories in it because he is the only one who has overcome it. He is glorified in it because He is the only one that can make pain, the kind that knocks you to your knees in desperation and has you ugly crying on the floor, beautiful

Buckets and New Beginnings

And sometimes you just need a bucket of water dumped on your head to wash you clean and to remind you that each day is new, alive and twinkling.