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Last week, as I was editing the Home of Hope children’s photos, I was listening to a song called “For the One”.  The song speaks of our Father’s amazing love for each of us and also encourages us to love others like He does–to be a living example of His perfect love “for the one […] Read More...

What does it mean to have a sponsor?  First realize that it means to be chosen.  We are chosen by God, not because we have faith, but we have faith because we were chosen.  As it says in John 15:16 – He chose us; we didn’t choose Him first.  Wow, He loved us with knowing […] Read More...

Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, at Amsterdam ’83 said, “If you only see the physical need, you will become a humanitarian. If you only see his mental need, you will become an educator. If you only see his political oppression, you will become a revolutionary or a politician. And if you only see his spiritual need, […] Read More...

My grandparents homesteading in North Dakota   There’s nothing like a trip with your 90½ year old mom, visiting your relatives, talking over the good old days, and rediscovering tombstones of both grandparents’ & great grandparents’ graves to get you thinking about eternity!  In July, I had this opportunity and it ended up to be […] Read More...

Bicycles. Most of us remember having one as a child.  We learned to ride and having our own bike seemed like a rite of passage from being a toddler to a child. In Bangladesh, it’s a status symbol if you own a bicycle. Most people walk, take rickshaws, or ride buses.  Most don’t know how […] Read More...

​It is so easy to forget WHOSE we are.  I often told my kids as teenagers, as they were headed out the door, “Remember who you belong to.”  I didn’t mean me nor their dad…nor the ministry.  They ultimately will stand before God.  We all get that.  It’s the “in between” times when we can […] Read More...

Our task was fairly simple: see if both children qualified to come to the Home of Hope for probably the next 12-14 years of their young lives. The questions are fairly simple. Are they from some of the poorest backgrounds in one of the poorest countries in the world? Do they have a living parent? […] Read More...