Monday, April 24, 2017

HUGE OFFER!

Someone said that if we offered it, they would come.

We offered.  They came.

From Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Oregon.

But, also from Congo, South Africa, and Uganda.

It was the first attempt and it exceeded our wildest imagination.

Now we are offering it again.  Will you or someone you love come?

Friday, March 31, 2017

Kissing & Clinging

It wasn't as much a personal choice as it was one of those motivated by circumstances.

Their two sons made them a small family of four.  They could no longer exist where they were living.  Those circumstances were life-threatening and demanded they relocate. But, not just across town.  Rather relocation in a foreign nation.  One unfamiliar to them.  New language. New culture.

Fortunately, the chance of survival was greatly increased by their move and, like most people, they would learn the culture and adapt to their new surroundings.

It wasn't long before their two sons were mature men and the family was entrenched in their new culture because of their marriages.

But, bad things happen.  Unexpected things. Uninvited things. Things that demand change.  Again.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grace: 5 Day Update

NGM nurse, Susan, with Grace at the clinic to dress the wound
Americans always seem to have the most generous hearts when it comes to responding to the misfortune of others.  Whether it is a national disaster like a hurricane, tornado, or tsunami and their consequences or the rebuilding required after the catastrophic change resulting in the lives of those affected ... Americans tend to be givers.

Hope For Women in Crisis and one of their young child mothers has benefited greatly from this spirit of giving.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

VIEWER DISCRETION STRONGLY ADVISED

16 year old Grace
This 16 year old resident of Hope for Women in Crisis is smiling.  But it is not something that happens frequently.  It is only because someone has just purchased her handmade necklace displayed in the photo.

The fact is, Grace has had very little to smile about in her life.  It's not been easy.  Especially this past year.

Grace is a resident of Hope for Women in Crisis because of an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. An elderly man sexually abused this minor and left her pregnant.

Her story doesn't get better.  It just seems to get worse. Well ... at least on the surface.  As far as the circumstances are concerned.

If you are one of those who are faint of heart when it comes to medical issues, please don't click on the link below to read the rest of the story.  There are photos of a very sensitive, but necessary, nature to communicate the challenge Grace is now facing.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Not What You Think

Rebecca N Hunter
Woman of Destiny!
Destiny is a non gender issue.  Whether male or female, every individual is pregnant with destiny.

And, to be pregnant with destiny implies that something is about to be born in the future. Sometimes in the near future. Sometimes in the far future.

No one else can do what you were made to do. Only you can do what you were made to do.  It may appear to be similar to what you observe others doing.  But, there is only one of you.  If you don't do what you were meant to do, it won't get done.

Followers of Christ have a unique story their lives should write.  It will be a story of significance if it is part of a much bigger story.

God has seen fit to included me in the story of a person He brought into my life several years ago.  It is my privilege to reveal a new chapter that is being written in her story.