Srey, A Surprise Hug In Cambodia

Srey, A Surprise Hug In Cambodia

In Poipet, Cambodia Saturday February 20th, 2016 Abandoned by her parents at the age of three, six-year-old Srey has every human reason to feel unloved and rejected. The tumor that disfigured her face was seen by her parents as a curse … Continue reading

Hope and Future – In and around Antigua Guatemala, with Orphan Outreach

Love, grace, mercy, new beginnings, beauty, hope… did I mention love? These are the words that ran through my mind as I toured Hope and Future. As director Lilly Ferrer walked us through the home that she lovingly oversees, Lilly … Continue reading

The Ripple Effect of Love – In the Philippines with Therese

[Written a few weeks ago while visiting Bohol Island in the Philippines] Unable to sleep any longer in my still-dark Hotel room in the Philippines, I quickly dressed and crossed the bridge to the Badjao on a tuk-tuk. I wanted … Continue reading

Aging Out – In the Philippine Islands with Orphan Sunday

Aging out is a serious issue in the 147,000,000 global orphan crisis. Orphans that are “unadoptable”, growing up in orphanages and at the age of 18 being released to the streets with no one to care for them. The typical … Continue reading

Thinking of Florence and Christina – With Every Orphans Hope in Lusaka, Zambia

August 18th, 2015 – 6000 miles from home in Istanbul, Turkey Carissa and I are in our fifth country with one more to go on our 40,000-mile-long August Journey. I woke up this morning surrounded by The Bosphorus, the Hagia Sophia and … Continue reading

Lubasi, A Modern Day Joseph – With Every Orphans Hope in Lusaka, Zambia

Lubasi’s life has been characterized by betrayal and loss. The people whose responsibility it was to stand for Lubasi and his little sister did little to help. Lubasi lost the people in his life who he loved the most time … Continue reading

Love Conquers All

While I was in Ethiopia, a story was published in Compassion International’s magazine about my daughter Christina’s sponsorship of a child in India. Friends have shared it and I am grateful. Now that I have returned, I am sharing it as … Continue reading

Ruth – In and around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Adera Foundation

[SEPTEMBER 2nd 2015 UPDATE] A couple of months ago when I was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I wrote a story about a little girl named Ruth who touched my heart. While many of little Ruth’s problems cannot be fixed, one could. … Continue reading