Together We Can Eliminate Poverty

“Ok students, it is time for lunch”, says one of the teachers at Glorious Junior School in Nairobi, Kenya.  The school day was half way over and the students began to line up in a single file line.  Each child was handed a bowl as they gazed upon the shiny oversized rice pot that was steaming on top of the cooking fire.  They … Read More

$1 Feeds One Child for One Week

Feeding children both physically and spiritually are two foundations for our feeding program in the slums of Nairobi. However, this is no small task.  To feed over 3,000 students every school day takes hard work and dedication from our groups of volunteers on the ground in Kenya, along with the teachers and staff at the schools.  Each month multiple bags of … Read More

What Does Hope Look Like?

Walking along the dirt covered paths in the Kibera Slums and seeing the great poverty of almost one million people packed tightly within approximately 2.5 square kilometers, it would be hard for anyone to question the lack of hope residents living there might experience. Some Common Obstacles The most common life circumstances the people of Kibera face are infrastructural. Only … Read More

A Great Resolution

When the ball dropped and people cheered the arriving of the new year, many also welcomed new year’s resolutions that would better their lives and hopefully better others in their communities. Exercise and dieting seem to be at the top of many people’s resolutions in 2018 here in the States. However, according to a Google Maps Project, resolutions for some … Read More

Working Together For Good

It is a very interesting thing to reflect on all the differences in cross-cultural ministry. One of the things we have learned to embrace from our trips to Kenya is that we must always hurry up and wait. Day two of our time here proved to be no different. We left our hotel late morning, not because we wanted to, … Read More

$1 Never Went So Far

The world around us today is moving quickly it seems… too quickly. There is a rush to get to the store to purchase everything that accompanies a perfect Christmas morning. Traffic on the streets and in the stores filled with folks searching for the great deals and the perfect gifts. Everyone is in a rush to get somewhere, anywhere fast. … Read More

The Missions Minded Family

With the holidays approaching, there are many joyful thoughts about our quaint family get-togethers, where we can enjoy one another with a singular focus…giving thanks.  Honestly, we have so much to be thankful for even if the hum drum of life’s responsibilities drowns out our desire for gratitude.  As a family, how do we prepare our minds and hearts for … Read More

Teaching Generocity in Worldwide Poverty

As a child, I loved spending time with my Grandfather. He would have the best stories to tell. Every time I would go to his house, he would speak of a time “long, long ago when gas was only 25 cents a gallon and when ice cream was just a nickel.” As I look back to those conversations, some of … Read More