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Published September 23, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Combating Exploitation, LSM, News, Uncategorized

We hope you’ll join us at some of these exciting events this fall to impact the lives of vulnerable children! These are just a few of the things we’ve got planned over the next few months.

 

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When We Don’t know what Family is

Published September 16, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, News, Uncategorized

Last week in Memphis, TN, three young people were brutally attacked – seemingly at random. It was incredible violence that almost left three dead. The father of one of the young boy’s attacked gave an insightful response in the days that followed. It wasn’t anger. It was a real look at what happens when families aren’t in tact.

 

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A Glimpse at our Staff in Haiti

Published August 26, 2014 – Categories: Business, Caring for Orphans, Haiti, LSM, Uncategorized

We couldn’t say enough good things about the staff we have in Haiti. From our office staff, construction teams and Ranch workers to the counseling and pastoral roles others take on to care for all the needs of our families – there are big, incredibly challenging roles to fill. God has certainly blessed us with passionate, Godly people whose hearts are tuned to the work at hand.

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VBS Day 5 (Sunday)

Published August 18, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM, Uncategorized

Sunday was celebrated at the Cancer Redemption Church with all 16 Homes of Hope and visitors present. What a powerful day. This was the first Sunday that the Cancer Redemption Church held a service. Many of the homes shared songs, the new Pastor gave a moving sermon and we joined together as we thanked God for so much in this place.

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Getting Ready for a Big Week in Haiti

Published August 5, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM, News, Uncategorized

Next week is our 6th annual VBS in Haiti running from August 13-18!  

Our annual week of VBS is full of laughter, love and poignant moments of growth. It’s a chance for all 16 Home of Hope families to come together with our Haitian staff – much like a big family reunion – and talk about the incredible things God’s doing in our lives. We cry, laugh and remember that we’re not alone in this journey… this specific journey of caring for formerly extremely vulnerable children. And as we look forward with great anticipation to this week, we want invite you to walk it with us!

We’ll be updating the blog and facebook throughout VBS and we’d love to have you follow what we’re up to. We’ll share some stories of the kids, some fun VBS moments and talk about what’s going on under the surface. It’s our prayer that this week will not only be an incredible blessing for our Home of Hope families, but for you as well!

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Inspiring Ideas to Grow Hearts for the Vulnerable

Published June 19, 2014 – Categories: Adoption, Caring for Orphans

Are you looking for some great resources to share about orphans in your church or small group? Do you want to do something to help people around you stand up for vulnerable children?

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Joy & Hurt

Published June 17, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Haiti, LSM

Frederick Buechner once said that “the place God calls you to should be the place where your deepest gladness and the world’s deepest hurts meet.”

Like many new phases of life, that means stepping outside our comfort zones to discover where the world’s deepest hurts are. And this week, there’s a small group of men in Haiti doing just that.

Ed Schwartz, LSM’s President is leading a Vision team through Les Cayes, Haiti to teach about some of the world’s deepest hurts that nearly a million vulnerable children in Haiti are exposed to. He’s also showing them our response to those painful realities.

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Dads Part 1

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

This week, as we look forward to Father’s Day this weekend, we want to celebrate and talk about one of the most important relationships we have in life – dads.

We believe that fathers are a foundational part of helping children become all they can be. It’s a core value that we hold as an organization, and we work hard to create and sustain families with a mom and dad present when at all possible because we know the sense of worth and example that dads bring to the family. It’s not hard to see the value and impact that a dad has in a child’s life. But what about the kids who don’t have that?

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One Year & A Completed Vision

Published June 6, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM, News

One year ago today, Zach Bertsch (Cancer Redemption Project) went home to be with Jesus.

(Read the story here.) We have been so blessed to walk with you all over the last few years and see God provide along this bittersweet journey. The Cancer Redemption Project in Cavaillon, Haiti has provided forever families for 72 orphaned and extremely vulnerable children. A church and school for the surrounding area are now the highest point in that village – shining brightly as a remembrance of God’s faithfulness and eternal hope.

Since Zach’s death, his wife Jenny has tirelessly continued the vision to raise the rest of the ongoing support they committed to finding for the Home of Hope families. The office has been full of anticipation over the last several months as we’ve watched funds come in to complete their fundraising goals. God has been faithful!

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School's Out – So what are you going to do?

Published May 30, 2014 – Categories: Business, Caring for Orphans, Family, LSM, News

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh

With summer upon us and schools letting out, I’m sure there’s a few moms out there wondering how you’re going keep your kids occupied! If that sounds familiar, keep reading for some surprisingly simple ideas that could have a huge impact on your family.

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