Tag Archives : Hope

Hungry, embarrassed, exhausted, late February 13, 2019

Nerious is a lot like most 12-year-old girls you’ve met. She is full of life. She’s trying to figure out who she is, and what her place in the world is. She can be really shy, and easily embarrassed. Nerious loves a good story – her favorite subject is English. And she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

But Nerious lives in Kenya and her family is poor.

That means her life is so much harder than most 12-year-olds’. You see, Nerious’ dad died (more…)

Joyful Joy August 6, 2018

This summer, you, our wonderful supporters have stepped up to provide clean water for children and families in need. The summer’s not over, but already you’re making a tangible difference!

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Always Looking Up June 4, 2018

Let me tell you about Up! No, I’m not talking about the movie. I’m talking about a girl in Thailand with an incredible testimony.

Her mom nicknamed her Up because she is always positive. No matter how tough things get for her family, Up is always looking on the bright side.

Up has an unusual name. But it’s her testimony that is truly amazing.

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Finding hope in beans February 16, 2018

When we first met baby Annet, she was sitting in the dirt playing with an empty bowl. She and her brother were all alone.

A little girl sits in the dirt, holding an empty bowl.

Annet plays with an empty bowl

You see, Annet’s mother is struggling every day to keep her family alive. She has nobody to help her – no husband, no relatives, no nearby friends who can watch her three kids. (more…)

Finding True Hope January 30, 2018

At the young age of 11, Annette was already filled with despair. For her family, living in a poor area of Uganda, every day was a struggle to survive. The stress and worry of poverty was slowly overwhelming her.

A girl leans against a brick wall, smiling for the camera.

Annette had no hopes or dreams that should could ever escape a life of poverty.

Her father was out of work. He’d searched for a job for as long as Annette could remember with no luck. Instead, the family had to rely her mother’s small wage. The money she earned was barely enough to feed them. There was nothing left over to send the children to school.

But one day, everything changed.

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Double Christmas Blessings October 6, 2017

Christmas will be here before you know it! If you’re like me – and many of our supporters – you have a big shopping list for people you’d like to bless this year…and that list can seem a little overwhelming.

This Christmas, you can give hope!

Thankfully, the 2017 Christmas Gift Catalog is here! And it’s here to help us all with our Christmas shopping! The catalog has more than 25 items that you can give to help a child or family in need. But did you know you can give those items “in honor” of one of your friends or loved ones? (more…)

Sponsorship changes lives February 7, 2017

By all rights, Joseph should have been a statistic. He should have died young. He should have lived a life of crime. He should have become radicalized. He should have been a drug addict.

But that’s not how his story turns out…

Joseph stands on a hill overlooking a lake.

Joseph beat the odds!

Joseph was born in Rwanda in 1994, during the height of the genocide. Joseph’s family was Tutsi. To save their newborn son, Joseph’s mother fled with him to Uganda while his father stayed behind to fight. Joseph and his mother made it safely to Uganda, but never heard from his father again. (more…)

Finding Hope July 25, 2013

She can still picture their faces.

Sitting out on the grass while the hot sun peers relentlessly through the trees, she can’t help but remember.  After all, a mother never forgets.

Grandma

Unable to walk anymore, Flask uses her hands to propel herself from place to place. She does a few chores around their small mud shack but because of her condition, she can’t do much more than that.

Flask had 20 children, but because of disease, complications, and a lack of medicine, technology, and food, all but three died.  But even amidst her sad situation, there is hope. You just have to look for it. (more…)