Category Archives : Travel

The Choir Goes to Outer Space! January 8, 2019

Since arriving in the U.S. the Ugandan Kids Choir has been on many incredible fieldtrips. But their trip to the Kennedy Space Center over Christmas break was out of this world!

The kids were so excited about this visit – they haven’t stopped talking about it yet. (more…)

On the Road with Dr. Lange May 11, 2017

Recently, our founder and president, Dr. Max Lange, visited our office in Peru. When he came back, he took some time to reflect on all the progress that has been made in Peru, and all the work yet to be done. It’s pretty incredible to hear how God has been at work over the years!

Two young Peruvian girls leaning against each other and smiling for the camera.

Childcare Worldwide started working in Comas, Peru in 1984. A lot has changed in 33 years, so I asked Dr. Lange to paint me the picture of what it was like then, and what it is like now.

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From the Field: Famine in Baringo March 3, 2017

The ground in Baringo, Kenya is all dried up and the children are suffering.

Just last year, when I visited Baringo, I had to drive through a stream to get there. I remember it vividly because they let ME drive the van – I had so much fun on my “off-roading” adventure! But when I visited a couple weeks ago there were no streams. The whole area was bone dry.

Baringo is entering their 4th year of drought, and the people are desperate for food and water. That’s why I was there this time: to deliver Emergency Food Paks to help families in need survive this famine.

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Rebuilding from nothing June 14, 2016

This is the next blog in our #GoBeyondHope Series, featuring on-the-ground updates from Annette and Nathan as they visit our ministry locations in Kenya and Uganda.

Baby Annet and little Mohamad waiting for their mother to return.

Baby Annet and little Mohamad waiting for their mother to return.

Yesterday, I was led to a grassy cliff overlooking Lake Victoria. Walking down the narrow dirt path, I enjoyed the breezes coming off the lake… they were cooling and I enjoyed seeing the grass swishing in waves like the sea. The idyllic setting did nothing to prepare me for the coming encounter.

I was led into a clearing with a small shack, really nothing more than a pile of logs. Just beyond it, there were two small children. A baby sat with her naked bottom on the dirt playing with an empty bowl. Her little brother stood looking at his hands, fidgeting nervously. He wouldn’t look up at me, even though I tried to get his attention.  I looked around the clearing and there were no adults to be seen.  These two were all by themselves. A neighbor on a distant hill had seen us coming, and came over to us. She explained that the mother was off in the woods chopping wood to start rebuilding their house which had recently been destroyed in a storm. (more…)

Annette’s Trip Cliff Notes May 30, 2016

This is the last blog in our #GoBeyondHope Series, featuring on-the-ground updates from Annette and Nathan as they visit our ministry locations in Kenya and Uganda.

Hard to believe but our 3 weeks in Africa have come to an end. It has been a trip full of surprises and blessings. There has been laughter, but I have also shed tears and held hands with those I have encountered that have been suffering. I have been both moved and touched by so many people. Here are some highlights of the trip that I will take home with me.


Devotions with our staff in Kenya

Devotional time with our office staff in Kenya and singing hymns together with them. What beautiful voices they have! (more…)

All in a day’s drive May 24, 2016

When it rains in Kenya, the roads become a MESS.

We went to visit Kiserian in western Kenya, and discovered part of the road had turned into a river! Another section of the road was simply a giant mud pit. Now we know why our field staff put so much wear on their vehicles! These roads aren’t great to begin with, but after a heavy rain there might as well not be any road. Can you imagine? Navigating these roads is just another day’s work for our staff in Kenya.  (more…)

What does poverty look like? May 20, 2016

This is the next blog in our #GoBeyondHope Series, featuring on-the-ground updates from Annette and Nathan as they visit our ministry locations in Kenya and Uganda.

Faces of poverty in Kenya

Poverty is real people, with real faces.

What does poverty look like? It smells like diesel, charcoal, and BO. It sounds like yelling, honking and mosquitoes. It looks like garbage, torn clothes and dirty mattresses. (more…)

A trip to the dentist May 19, 2016

This is the next blog in our #GoBeyondHope Series, featuring on-the-ground updates from Annette and Nathan as they visit our ministry locations in Kenya and Uganda.

Elizabeth's mud house in Kenya

Elizabeth, at her home in Kenya

How many times have you been to the dentist? From the time our first tooth broke through, most have us have had our teeth incredibly well taken care of. We have dental insurance. We get our reminder post card in the mail every six months, and our dental hygienists find any problems before they even start to hurt us. We take our great teeth for granted. But not everyone is so lucky. (more…)

Giving Goats! May 16, 2016

This is the first blog in our #GoBeyondHope Series, featuring on-the-ground updates from Annette and Nathan as they visit our ministry locations in Kenya and Uganda.

African Road

Coming back to Africa has been great! Right from the get go, when you step off the plane, you’re surrounded by the familiar and pleasant scent of Africa… like a mixture of dry grasses and wood smoke. It always puts a smile on my face.

It has only been a few days but already we have seen so much. Where do I start!? (more…)

Real Change in a Broken World May 12, 2016

Have you ever been discouraged by all the pain and brokenness which fills the world? Have you ever wondered how much of a difference we can really make? Join us on our journey to Africa this month to find some answers!

Ever wonder what change looks like in a broken world?

Our communications team is on their way to Kenya right now! They’ll be visiting our ministry locations in both Kenya and Uganda collecting pictures, video footage, and stories of our impact. Along the way they’re going to be asking some tough questions. How does change happen? How much of a difference can we really make? Is it all worth it? (more…)