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When I grow up, I want to be …

When I grow up, I want to be …

When I was little I wanted to be a veterinarian … in space. I heard a story about a monkey that went to space, and the only thing my young mind could think about was whether or not those poor monkeys had adequate medical care. As I grew up, my interests changed and...
Your sponsorship story is a powerful tool

Your sponsorship story is a powerful tool

Why did you choose to sponsor a child? Maybe you traveled to an impoverished part of the world and were inspired to share what you have with those who have less. Maybe you saw a child’s face on our website and couldn’t stand the thought of him or her going without...
On the ground in Thailand: Freedom is contagious

On the ground in Thailand: Freedom is contagious

One of my favorite parts of my visits to Thailand is the time I get to spend at the Freedom Homes. If the bars and red-light districts are full of darkness, then these homes are full of light and joy. It’s here that girls get a chance at a new life. It’s here that...
The source of cultural slavery: On the ground in Thailand

The source of cultural slavery: On the ground in Thailand

Today we visited a slum near Bangkok. It’s places like these where the cycle of cultural slavery truly begins. In these neighborhoods, there are few jobs and even fewer schools. Entire families have lived in the same shacks for generations. And from the day they are...
You can make clean water a reality

You can make clean water a reality

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1, ESV) In the country of Nepal, people are thirsty for water — and for hope. The country is home to more than...
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