We Are Family

We cry together. We laugh. We share. And we work. Every day. And sometimes we have to go the extra mile. They don’t have to come but they are willing to do it. They have the calling to serve.

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Thank You for Inspiring This Pilgrimage to Bolivia

This week, we are in Bolivia with two young men who have a fiery desire to do the Lord’s will and share about releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name, Cole LaBrant and John Stephen Grice. And the whole idea was inspired by you!

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A Short Guide to Talking About Latin America

It’s human nature to use generalizations. We compartmentalize information about the world as we view it through our own tinted lenses of experiences and interactions. And if we’re not careful, that compartmentalization can shape what we think about a group of people into a singular story.

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How Do We Decide Which Churches to Partner With?

The concept of partnering with a church may seem simple enough, but what’s actually involved in choosing which churches we should partner with? It’s a relatively simple question with a not so simple answer.

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The Power of Touch

The power of touch is not lost in Jesus’ ministry. While I believe Jesus could have healed people without touching them, I think those who were healed connected with Jesus and his body in a way they wouldn’t have had he not extended his hand.

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A Pilgrimage to Ecuador

We’re committed to taking this pilgrimage to show you the beauty and poverty of Ecuador. We go to see, to know, to touch, to understand – with an openness of heart and mind – the shared journey we all have as children of God.

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Poverty Tourism vs. Pilgrimage

In its worst expression, poverty tourism is not just the exploitation of one group — the poor — it is the exploitation of two groups, those visited and those visiting.

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11 Awesome Pictures of Dogs Around the World

If there’s one thing that holds true in any country, in any culture, it’s that man’s best friend with his comfort and protection is a universal companion. And it’s impossible not to bring out the camera when they’re around. In our many travels, we’ve taken thousands and thousands of photos and there’s been more than their fair share of cute pictures of dogs. So, just to brighten your day here are some of our favorite furry friends that we’ve met around the world!

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Top Stories From the Dominican Republic Blog Trip

It’s almost been one week since we returned home from the Blog Trip to the Dominican Republic. We’re slowly settling back into our routines. Remembering how to live in our reality while carefully carrying with us the reality of the children we met. More than 30 blog posts were written by our trip bloggers. It may have been hard to keep up with them all so I wanted to highlight my favorite post from each blogger! Hopefully it will help you this trip if you missed it!

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World Day of Social Justice: To Save His People

Being born in America, eating every day all day any day, being able to read and write, going to university. If you can say yes to any of these you are the minority in this world. You have influence.

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Not Just a Day

Some days, most days – they’re just that. Days. And then one day. A day that seemed like it would be just a day, breaks open like a piñata you’ve been swinging at for years.

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When it’s Between Life and Death

Marlo looks up at us and he knows. He knows he’s becoming a man. And in so many ways as a sacrificial lamb.

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