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Know someone good?

One of the things that we have known for a long time, and struggled to do anything about is the fact that we simply must hire a US based employee who will be our donor relations manager if we are going to be sustainable with the funding that is coming in to keep things going.   …

Summer plans!

Hey there friends, We hope you are well and that you are as happy as we are that summer is here.   It seems the madness of this year that has gone by so quickly will finally have a chance to slow down and breathe.  That always feels nice. For our families in Ethiopia summer …

Why chip cards are bad for Orphans

It took me months to figure out what was going on.  At first I thought that maybe people were changing and now they just didn’t care as much about orphans any more, or perhaps it was our fault, maybe we just aren’t good at telling the story of why it matters that we take care of these …

Some great news for our family

Well we made it, me and our youngest two daughters landed in Ethiopia and are starting our three week journey to the place that we used to call home for so many years.   And my goodness is it weird to be back this time.   First though let me tell you why our family is having …

Hope in every future

I am going to admit something that I don’t think I have ever said to anybody.  And I don’t mean that in the ‘come read my fantastic blog about my secrets which are really just enticing things to get more eyeballs’ sort of way, I meant that in the ‘I have been scared to admit …