Beauty From Ashes – The Santvana Comforter Aids Home

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With the children of Satvana Comforter Home What a joy to see Dr. Edwards again. She’s a retired medical doctor, and a woman of great compassion and faith. She founded the Santvana Comforter Aids Home almost 6 years ago. There are 30 children who now call Santvana their home. These kids have been infected with, or affected by, the Aids …

These Children are Rescued From The Streets

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With the Kids at Good Shepherd Home Today we gathered at the Good Shepherd Homes and met the most incredible kids and staff. The Good Shepherd Homes (GSH) rescue children from the streets of Mumbai and Pune, India, and transform their lives. Our first stop was the Transition Home. The children here are the small ones who had been living …

Heading to India

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The last week has been a whirlwind getting ready to head off to visit 7 orphanages in Southern India. Packing has been the greatest challenge. We always take many things to the kids in the orphanages. This time us no exception. My grandson, Will, wanted to do something special for the kids in the homes. He personally bought a case …

The New Widows and Orphans Home – Adama, Ethiopia

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Widows and our Team As I write this blog we have just had an official ceremony opening the new Widows and Orphans home in Adama Ethiopia. The new building is stunning!  Two of the five stories have been completed and are now occupied.  I was here in June, and the change is amazing. Widows lined the entry way and greeted …

Living Hope Home – Ethiopia

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At Living Hope Home with Nigerian Bishop Okoye We headed South out of the Capitol of Addis Ababa into the Rift Valley.  Addis is in the mountains and we descended into the low lands. We traveled toward Adama, and two different homes. The first home was the Living Hope Women’s Home, a home for girls in crisis pregnancy. The girls …

The Forsaken Children of Ethiopia

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He’s 5 years old and just spent 4 days in Jail He’s 5 years old and just spent 4 days in jail. His crime?  He lives on the streets of Addis Ababa. Leaders from across Africa are meeting in Ethiopia this week, and it doesn’t look good to have children living on the streets, so Nati was rounded up and …

The Boat To Lingira Island

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http://www.youtube.com/get_player We boarded the long-boat in Jinja for the hour and a half boat ride to Lingira Island.  Our team was headed into the final few hours of our time in Uganda – the Pearl of Africa.  I wasn’t sure what to expect when we booked the boat ride.  It was to be either a 40 or a 15 passenger …

Celebrating Life & Shaking the Bones

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The Medical Clinic Staff We arrived at the Medical clinic about an hour outside of Jinja, Uganda.  The clinic is impressive on it’s own.  It is a place for the poorest of the poor to receive excellent medical care, counseling and love.  The staff REALLY care about the patients and their medical conditions, but they care much more for them …

The Wamakale Family…19 Kids and Counting!

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The Wamakale Family and their 19 Children! I first met Moses and Panena about a year ago.  We went to their house for dinner and I fell in love with this incredible family.  The parents had a few biological children and then began to adopt Ugandan Orphans.  Moses let us know that with their adopted children, they now had 16. …