Age 11. When I was 11 my mother began pursuing her dream of becoming a college graduate. She dropped out the first time to have me. My baby brother was just one year old and her studies required much of her time. I was so excited for her that I didn’t hesitate to […]
Around ‘The Church’ there has been a lot of negativity toward organizations and individuals participating in short term mission trips. I find it very interesting because 10 years ago there were attacks against Christians for NOT going and just ‘throwing our money’ at the poor. I wanted to enter this conversation because it is […]
We have been a foster and adoptive family for a little over 10 years now. We have six beautiful children. With this decade of experience, I have come to know that I know a little about a little and I’m an expert at nothing. This has become invaluable to me as a parent of […]
Like many families parenting an HIV positive child, we echo commonly-heard statements that it’s very easy as far as special needs go. Our son from East Africa contracted HIV at birth, came home to us as an older toddler and now is 7 years old. He’s doing great, and we are so thankful. He’s […]
On May 2 a team of 8 headed out to Awassa, Ethiopia. It was the first “mission” trip for three of the members and everyone was excited to go and “bring hope” to the children and families of Awassa, Ethiopia.
There are many stories to share and this blog post can’t contain them all […]
Charisa Knight, one of our Directors of the Project Hopeful – Awassa program, recently returned from Ethiopia after leading a team to the Awassa region. While they were there, Charisa became aware of some significant needs in the at risk community we serve. Charisa writes:
My heart has been a jumble of emotions since I […]