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?
Greetings! We have a plan! For those of you interested in helping with the Cambodian water project, I am excited to report to you about the progress being made. To date, we have the first stage of the project (of three stages) drawn up and estimated. Above is a rough sketch of the plan. Our … Continue reading Cambodian Water Project: Stage 1
Greetings friends! I hope harvest is fruitful and going well. I love seeing all the wheat cutting photos on Facebook. It makes my heart happy … and a bit homesick. We are having a great month though. The heat has broken, and the rains have started. Hallelujah! And I have much to tell you since … Continue reading Cambodia and beyond
I often ask myself when making big decisions, “Will this even matter in five years?” Few times have I been able to answer yes to that question, but the day I published the last issue of the North Central Reporter was one of them. That was six years ago this week, and I have no doubt … Continue reading Oh, What a Difference 5 Years Can Make; ‘We’ll Always Be Newspaper People’