Blog giving hope a helping hand

Spread the Love

She was only 4 years old when she was sold for sex.  4. YEARS. OLD.  By someone she knew.  Someone she looked to.  To love her.  To care for her.  Someone she looked to for guidance and trusted.  Sold at such a young age to…

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I Heart Africa

Every where I go, Africa seems to follow me. The grocery store, church, school, Walmart, Target, restaurants, Starbucks, my job. It doesn’t seem to matter where I go before I run into someone that is from Africa.  Kenya.  Ethiopia.  Nigeria.  Egypt.  Zambia.  Zimbabwe.  Uganda.  Rwanda. …

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Defining True Happiness

I was reading a book recently. One of my favorite things to do.  I love reading.  Fiction.  Nonfiction.  Self help.  Children’s books.  Although I steer clear of the Sci-Fi, Fantasy type, I love the feeling when I get to pick up a REALLY good book. …

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Lies, Beliefs, Regrets…OH MY!

I LOVE the movie The Wizard of Oz. Growing up, I always looked forward to watching it at Christmas time when they showed it on TV. I sang along with all the songs, imagining I was Dorothy on this great adventure. I even remember dressing as…

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3 Lessons from Missions

Going on missions can be an emotionally and physically taxing time. As soon as you land where you are working, you can literally be hitting the ground running. Working from sun up to sun down, with little sleep in between, for a week straight. My…

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Partying with Family

Closing ceremonies on missions are always difficult, but they are also the best. We were able to celebrate the work that God did through our team this week in Cusco, Peru.  As we walked in, we were welcomed by some singing Qeshewa friends that had…

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They Can See Clearly Now

Being able to see is a blessing. When you can’t see very well, it makes your every day living a lot more difficult.  In America, most of us have the opportunity and even the privilege of going to see a doctor to have our eyes…

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God at Work

A Needle And Thread…..from Sam Neugent This precious Quechua lady cannot read but really wanted reading glasses.  SO…. she was given a needle and thread.  Without the glasses, she could not come close to threading the needle, but when she put on the first pair…

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Celebrating with Americo

Last night, we celebrated. We celebrated the coming together of Peruvians and Americans taking on the city of Cusco in planting new churches. Americo is our lead pastor here.  He helped coordinate and gather pastors that would be starting new churches.  And last night, Pastor…

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When in Peru…

Do as the Peruvians. Because our flights through a particular airline were cancelled, the team from Dallas had to fly down to Lima early.  This allowed us to have an entire day to relax, get accustomed to the cooler winter temperatures, and experience the city…

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