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 to this.  We are parenting children and teens […]

By admin|November 25th, 2015|Adoption, Trauma Parenting|0 Comments|

Clothes, Shoes & Smiles with Hope+Sisterhood Ethiopia

“How has the Hope+Sisterhood impacted  your life?” Nancy and Debbie asked that question to each of the women who were interviewed while we were in Ethiopia. I expected to hear most women talk of the financial side of the program.  It seemed like the obvious answer.  These women had been struggling to be able to […]

Vision and Need at Ajuuja Orphanage

Greg continues to share about the Nov trip with Project HOPEFUL Awassa

Ajuuja is the word that was stuck in our hearts 3 and a half years ago and is now forever part of who we are.

In the Sidama language it means vision and is it’s the name of the place we have come to […]

By admin|November 16th, 2015|Awassa, Ethiopia, FIG Awassa|0 Comments|

Privileged to Serve

Greg continues to share about the trip.

We set out for Aleta Chuko Wednesday morning loaded down with bags full of donated shoes and letters from FIG families to their sponsored child.  I was able to meet with each family (more pictures and details to come to each of their FIG family sponsor soon!)

We then […]

By admin|November 10th, 2015|Awassa, Ethiopia, FIG Awassa|0 Comments|

Ethiopia Hope+ Sisterhood – New Sister Interviews

The group of hopeful women gathered outside the little office nervously watching each other and then slowly beginning conversations. The Project Hopeful staff was inside the office preparing for their interviews and gathering supplies.  One by one, the women would be able to enter and have ten minutes to tell their story, the story […]

By Lori|November 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Women at the Top of a Mountain

Our next day visiting women was an absolute blast.  We visited three women who embody everything that the Sisterhood is about.  Two of the three are illiterate, two had been victims of human trafficking, all were given HIV by men who mistreated and abandoned them and all of them entered the program with the […]