It’s Wednesday night and your pastor calls you at home. He tells you that there will be out of town visitors to the church on Sunday and that he wanted to make certain the guests would feel welcome. Naturally, you agree to help. Then the pastor asks you for something extraordinary: […]
We met Jesca the first time in January 2013. She was just 23 years old and a mother of 2, with her 3rd on the way. She wasn’t sure whether or not she could trust us and you could see the hurt and anger in her eyes.
As we spoke with Jesca, we began to understand her […]
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 […]