Departing for Zambia and returning to the Badjao Sea Tribe in the Philippines, August 6th through August 27th

Last December, as I tiptoed across the planks that connect the little huts the Badjao Tribe call home, I snapped this photo of a little Badjao girl appropriately named “Angel”. Little did I know then that her photo would be … Continue reading

Sharing Trust, Faith and Change at 37,996 feet in the air, somewhere over the Atlantic ocean.

Mission work doesn’t stop when you step off foreign soil, there are stories to be shared everywhere we go. When Emirates flight attendants Kristine and Carolina asked me where I had been before my Dubai to Dallas connection, I explained … Continue reading

Adera Daycare Center – Saying Goodbye! In and around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with The Adera Foundation

The Adera Daycare Center is the heart of the family preservation work that Adera does. Over this past week we have become good friends with the workers, the moms who are cared for by Adera and we have cradled their … Continue reading

Blein – When Poverty Has A Face, In and around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with The Adera Foundation

Upon first meeting Blein you are struck by her natural beauty and poise. If you were guessing her vocation, vogue magazine would come to mind. In fact, Blein has been working for The Adera Foundation here in Ethiopia for over … Continue reading

Serving the children at Hiber Primary School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – In and around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with The Adera Foundation

Friday June 12th – We have retuned to Hiber Primary School the last couple of days, helping with the lunch preparations, weaving classes and leading out in a sports day. I am not sure who enjoyed it most, the students … Continue reading

Allowing pain and tragedy to transform your life and the life of others – In and around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Adera Foundation

Wednesday, June 10th – Part of our group with The Adera Foundation worked at the 1st-8th grade Charisma School today and it was an honer to accompany them, documenting the day with photographs and stories. I had the privilege accompany … Continue reading

Changing lives through relationships that run deep – In and around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Adera Foundation

Tuesday June 9th – As with all efforts to help the poor, the problems are complex, the goals here are long term and are accomplished through relationships that are deep. Adera’s impact in Ethiopia starts with the Adera Daycare caring for … Continue reading