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Video: Meet Ice, my new little friend from Thailand

Video: Meet Ice, my new little friend from Thailand

Ice is only 3 years old. She has her entire life ahead of her, and soon she’ll be dreaming about what she wants to be when she grows up. When I first met Ice in Thailand and looked into her smiling face, I smiled, too. She is absolutely adorable, and she will...
Video: How a preschool is rescuing girls from the sex industry

Video: How a preschool is rescuing girls from the sex industry

This past week, I was traveling in one of my favorite places — Thailand. While I was there, I met little girls who have big dreams about what they want to be when they grow up. They want to be teachers, bakers, business owners, and nurses.But I also met women whose...
On the ground in Cuba: Church planters sacrifice everything

On the ground in Cuba: Church planters sacrifice everything

In case you missed it, my dad and I recently spent a few days visiting church planters in Cuba. I’ve been hearing stories from his trips to this island for over 20 years, and now I see why. Cuba is rich in history and unique architecture. In some ways, it looks as if...
The $10 bill in your wallet can help fight for women’s rights

The $10 bill in your wallet can help fight for women’s rights

I don’t bake much, but when I do it’s usually at Christmas. I follow one of my grandmother’s most cherished recipes: her incredible, red velvet chocolate cake. It’s hard work to get it right, but it’s worth it because of all the memories that come flooding back with...
On the ground in Peru: You can cure kids and restore their futures

On the ground in Peru: You can cure kids and restore their futures

This past Christmas, my oldest son left home early to travel with his band. He had been home from college for only a short time, so I was sad to see him leave — but I was also so very proud.As a mother, I have done my best to encourage my children to follow their...
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