The second month of the 12 Month HOPP is over! And it went so much better than we could have hoped for! Throughout the month of June we collected donations of clothes, toys, and bathroom supplies. We've received over 30 bags and boxes of donations and we are currently separating them into different categories so that we … Continue reading The June HOPP – Overview
We're in the second month of the Helping Other People Project! This month is a rather calm month, mainly meaning we won't have any days where we go out and do something, though we will continue going to Rak Teh on the third Saturday of each month. (Unfortunately though, Brodie had a visa run, and … Continue reading The June HOPP – House Cleanse
In midsummer, some time ago, momma came home to say hi to the rest of the family. She has always had a light with her that not everyone has. She has known how to love and how to help, how to smile and how to cry, how to struggle and how to deal with the … Continue reading For Momma
The first Month of HOPP has been a success! In the month of May we set out to provide free meals to people who don’t always know where their next meal will come from. Our very first project was on May 13th. We brought together a team of 14 teenagers, ages 12-17, and most of … Continue reading The May HOPP – Overview
In Bangkok, Thailand, in 2014, there were over 3,000 people that were on the streets, begging for anything that someone would give them. The Social Development and Human Security Ministry has said that this rate has been increasing by 5-10% annually in the last 10 Years. It’s not unknown that there are a lot of … Continue reading The May HOPP- Helping the Homeless
If you’ve been following us, you know that we just went on a volunteer trip to Mongolia. It was something that everyone on the team enjoyed and helping people is something that we all wanted to do. But, a few weeks prior to the trip, we were sitting together having a team meeting and our … Continue reading The 12 Month HOPP
"saying goodbye is always hard, whether it’s with children, peers, adults, or a whole country. You never know what you’ll end up feeling towards certain things. We said goodbye 3 separate times to 3 completely different parties- the kids, the youth, and the country- and each time I couldn’t keep the tears away."
The morning after I defended my thesis, I woke up to headlines of the US government banning the disbursement of citizen-owned information, protests ranging from abortion to immigration, the Russian Parliament decriminalizing vital aspects of domestic violence laws and journalists being labeled by members of the US president’s administration as "the opposition." The night I … Continue reading I blame ‘the media’
Greetings! I’m riding the bus home from the YWAM Central Region Conference in Pattaya. To say I am a mess is an understatement. I came here knowing God would give me answers but not knowing the work he would do in me in two days. Sometimes my heart gets so full that the things inside … Continue reading ‘In this wasteland, where I’m living’
See those two birdies up there? One of them is me. Bird on a wire. We’ve enjoyed watching these sweet babies from our balcony the last few weeks. One morning as I took my morning coffee outside I saw the new nest with mommy bird sitting on what looked like one blue egg. I Googled … Continue reading A new ministry. And Mongolia?