February
20
2010

Last journal entry from Sierra Leone

Dear Friends, This will be my last journal entry from Sierra Leone. Our team leaves tomorrow, Sunday, and will get back in the U.S. on Monday. The words are not coming easily as I think about this trip. The need is overwhelming. We know the story. This country is certainly one of the poorest in… continue reading
February
18
2010

The intake of Sherriff Karama

Dear Friends, We took part in an “intake” today. The children coming to the orphanage are processed through the Department of Social Welfare, a government agency much like what we have here in the States. There was a child in the Kissybrook area of Freetown brought to the attention of the department. His name was… continue reading
February
17
2010

A visit to Kroo Bay

My good friend Jen Diers, who I have been spending this trip with, posted a beautiful blog about her experience today in Kroo Bay: Psalm 25:1 says, “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God.” Every day over and over while I am here, I am witnessing… continue reading
February
16
2010

Two days in…

Dear Friends, We have only been here 2 days and already there is more to write about than space allows. First, let’s go through a very quick history lesson. The American War of Independence in the 1770s provided an opportunity for thousands of slaves to gain freedom by fighting for Britain. When the war ended,… continue reading
February
12
2010

Heading to Sierra Leone in 24 hours!

Traveling in developing countries has given me a new appreciation for the luxury of having hope in my life. Hope implies a sense of expectation. In poverty stricken areas, often the expectation is the opposite of hope. Richard Boring and I will be traveling to Sierra Leone in West Africa this Saturday on a vision… continue reading
October
27
2009

Just Hope extends into Sierra Leone

I am happy to share with you a very exciting opportunity that has come our way! For some time now Just Hope has been operating in many countries around the world. It has been my hope that at some point we could extend into Africa. Well, that time has come! We have the opportunity to… continue reading