#GivingTuesday – Give HOPE!

#GivingTuesday – Give HOPE!

  Today is a great day to become a HOPE Dealer and join the work happening with the HOPE+Sisterhood in Ethiopia. #GivingTuesday has become the day Americans take stock of all they have been given and choose to share. We feel the mantle of responsibility firmly...
HOPE+ Sisterhood – Ethiopia

HOPE+ Sisterhood – Ethiopia

I’m not kidding when I say there are exciting things happening in Ethiopia – they are happening right now and they are keeping me awake here on the other side of the world. Desperation is turning into action. Ignorance is giving way to knowledge. Despair...
Hope Dealers (Hope+ Sisterhood Ethiopia)

Hope Dealers (Hope+ Sisterhood Ethiopia)

We walked to a Sister’s house. We hugged her and took the grand tour of her brand new business. We fawned over pictures of the children, perused school report cards in a language foreign to our own and cheered over savings account totals. We smiled into the...
Sheep and Suitcases to Ring in 2016

Sheep and Suitcases to Ring in 2016

This is the week that we all trade our dreams of sugar plums for dreams of new and improved selves. Resolutions are slowly forming out of the fog of our wishes and hopes. We determine that our 2016 self will be healthier, kinder and more generous. We hope that with...
Beans, coffee & stethoscopes

Beans, coffee & stethoscopes

News from our Guatemala Assistant Directors: Months before we even got the confirmation from our team leader with specific dates to come down to Guatemala, Sandy and I had felt a nudge to work with the coffee cutters in the Antigua area. A group of workers known to be...
Beans, coffee & stethoscopes

Beans, coffee & stethoscopes

News from our Guatemala Assistant Directors: Months before we even got the confirmation from our team leader with specific dates to come down to Guatemala, Sandy and I had felt a nudge to work with the coffee cutters in the Antigua area. A group of workers known to be...
Holidays and Adoptive Families

Holidays and Adoptive Families

The holidays.  To some they are a time of celebration, family and fun.  To others they are a time of sadness and a reminder of what has been lost.  Even in the best circumstances, emotions can run high and personalities clash. Adoptive families have an added challenge...