What's Happening

This Year

Published January 5, 2015 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Combating Exploitation, Ethiopia, Family, Haiti, LSM, News, Uncategorized

We’re off to a great start in 2015 and are so excited for what we’ve got planned this year! As we look for deeper ways to invest in the lives of the children we serve, we are so thankful for how God’s providing for each step we take.

 

Check out some of what’s happening:

READ MORE »

Welcoming Home

Published December 15, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM

This week, we welcome 24 children home. 

 

24 vulnerable children who have been abused, rejected, abandoned, orphaned and forgotten are going to walk into a Home of Hope and leave those words and that identity of hopelessness behind. Because in this home, they are going to hear different words from their new mom and dad: words like acceptance, love, family, hope… future.

READ MORE »

Give with Meaning this Christmas

Published December 10, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, LSM, Uncategorized

“No one has ever become poor from giving.” – Maya Angelou

I love Christmas. I love the spirit of giving and love that follows everyone. I love the presence of family and friends. There are so many warm memories for me wrapped up in the holiday dinners and twinkling lights. And because I’m so blessed, I think often about how I can give back.

 

I imagine there’s a few of you who consider the same thing, looking for ways to be meaningful and intentional throughout the holidays. This Christmas, we’re excited about several new ways we can help you spread that love to vulnerable children!

READ MORE »

What Would Adoption or Foster Care Look like for my Family?

Published December 4, 2014 – Categories: Adoption, Caring for Orphans, Family, Uncategorized

What does it look like when you open up your life to a vulnerable child? How might that change your family’s dynamics? What are some ethics and potential issues that you should consider before hand? We compiled some great articles this week covering everything from racial issues in adoption to how to care for your foster care workers. Would love to hear what connects with you or other great articles like this you’ve found or written. Share with us in the comments!

 

READ MORE »

A Place to Call Home

Published November 25, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, LSM, Uncategorized

“The ache for home lives in all of us – the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou

We all long for the intimacy of a family – the stability of a place to call home. Some of us have that, and it evokes warm and tender emotions when we think of those we love, and places we gather. Others only dream of such a time.

Home is a vague word nine-year-old named Elise* only dreams of. Her father left when she was very young and died not long after that. She can’t remember what he even looks like. She lived in squalor with her mother, who struggled to find food for them. Life was hard. And then two years ago, Elise’s mother died. She’s nine years old and has never been to school. Scars cover her face and leg – and I wonder how many more scars are left inside?

READ MORE »

Prisoners of Hope

Published November 21, 2014 – Categories: Adoption, Caring for Orphans, Haiti

I’ve been thinking about our Home of Hope parents in Haiti who have brought 12 girls or boys into their lives. Their joy is evident, though I know it’s not easy. And it makes me wonder… on those dark nights when one of their children is crying in fear because of past pain, what keeps them going? When the kids aren’t obeying and they’re running in five directions, what gives them strength?

 

Katie Davis, who is an adoptive mother and advocate in Uganda, writes a beautiful answer that I think our parents understand and live out well. She writes of a discouraging time with one of her daughters when the pain from the past was threatening to overwhelm. It was there that God provided a beautiful picture of WHY we serve the orphan, of why we persevere, of why we give grace and live with hope.

READ MORE »

Perspectives in Adoption

Published November 18, 2014 – Categories: Adoption, Caring for Orphans, Family, LSM, Uncategorized

November is National Adoption Month. As we consider the many facets and ways people can be involved in adoption, we wanted to share some different perspectives of the adoption journey and life experience.

READ MORE »

Donate Hope

Published November 8, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Haiti, LSM, News, Uncategorized

Want to join something really fun and help spread a life-changing message? We’re so excited about a new campaign called Donate Hope that’s spreading across social media starting today! 

READ MORE »

What it Takes To Change A Story

Published November 5, 2014 – Categories: Combating Exploitation, Ethiopia, Family, LSM, Uncategorized

What does it take to live a meaningful life? Is having your basic needs met enough? Having friends and family that love you? What would be on your list?

READ MORE »

Orphan Sunday

Published October 29, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, LSM, News, Uncategorized

This Sunday (November 2) is a globally recognized day for one very special reason: the orphan.

Where it all started:

A local pastor in a poor rural village in Zambia asked his struggling members to joyfully give to care for the orphans in their community. That day, an visiting American watched as those people gave what they could – a little money, a bit of food, even their own shoes. That day not only changed that American’s life, but would transform many more to come.

READ MORE »

« Newer PostsOlder Posts »