Stories about Orphan Care

johnny coco and the rockstar life.

It is in Him that we live and move and keep on living. Acts 17:28 (new life)   I love this guy. He flew across the ocean last summer...

we want to see.

It’s easy to get caught up in trying to figure out if needs are real. I see a homeless woman begging on the street corner and question her motives....

incognito.

    More often than not, Jesus comes to us incognito. ~Ian Cron I still remember it. The first trip. The first day. The first orphanage. The first face....

what home looks like

There are days when I’m simply homesick. It’s a homesick that isn’t really about a specific physical destination at all – but about a place where I feel most...

what love does

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all...

diary from the journey: monday

There is a ritual that takes place every night of every mission trip. While to those who receive an email it looks like a mere update, to me it’s...

indiscriminate acts of kindness.

13 people from 7 states join 4 people from Guatemala on a single journey. And God shines. I am so very thankful for the little family He crafted in...

pamela and the shy smile.

She’s the new girl. And it’s a brand new world for her, being in such a safe place. You can see it in her eyes as they dart from...

saying hello. saying goodbye.

The room is dark, save for the glow of the laptop that is now perched carefully on top of the covers in the bed. Sleep came but left quickly,...

A Life Changed.

This morning, I ran. I should say, I attempted to run. And then I received the link to this video. I ended up standing in the middle of the...

Tick-tick-tick. There is life here.

The metronome ticks. St Petersburg is alive. The sun rose over the Niva River as we journeyed to Orphanage 60 to speak to teens preparing for graduation. 60 is...

Beauty for Ashes

It’s Monday – our first full day of ministry in Guatemala. Our journey takes us to Cerecaif, an orphanage 20 miles from Xela. The orphanage was founded by a...
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