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November 9, 2016

National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

There are a few blogs that we have been thinking about writing over the past few weeks, but I wanted to take some time today to focus on the month of November in the world of adoption and orphan care.  In 1984 President Reagan proclaimed one week in November National Adoption week, President Clinton extended […]

November 3, 2016

The Most Difficult Aspect of Faith

The Most Difficult Aspect of Faith

I will be preaching in an American church for the first time in a quite a while on November 13 (which is also Orphan Sunday) and I wanted to share some thoughts that I have been having about this sermon.  I am not sure if this is the direction I will go because I have […]

October 28, 2016

Being in America

Being in America

First of all, we just had an amazing couple of days of fundraising in LaGrange and we will be updating you and writing a blog about that soon. We have wonderful supporters in LaGrange and it was great getting to see everyone and updating everyone on what has been going on at All Things New […]

October 12, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: Disaster Relief Explained

Hurricane Matthew:  Disaster Relief Explained

I want to write a follow-up blog to the one I wrote about emergency aid and disaster relief. Emergency aid is absolutely necessary and it is the first step, but the process to go from emergency aid to relief to rebuilding to normalcy is a long and difficult road. I also want to clarify some […]

October 9, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: How You Can Help

Hurricane Matthew:  How You Can Help

You already know there is a true humanitarian crisis in Haiti the likes of which we have not seen here since the 2010 earthquake. At least 800 people have died and over 80% of homes have been destroyed in the affected areas including Jeremie, Les Cayes, and places in between. When things like this happen, […]

October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: It’s Coming to Jacksonville

Hurricane Matthew: It's Coming to Jacksonville

This is another call to prayer as Hurricane Matthew prepares to bring its destruction to the east coast of Florida including Jacksonville. As you probably know, I sent Jess and Sophie home prior to the storm making landfall in Haiti to make sure Sophie was safe but now Matthew will be in Jacksonville (where our […]

October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: Waiting for Landfall

Hurricane Matthew:  Waiting for Landfall

After Jess and Sophie left for the states on Sunday, it was time to prepare for Hurricane Matthew. Beginning Sunday, I tried to convince our employees that a huge category 4 hurricane was about to hit Haiti and that it was very important that they find shelter and a place to stay. I told each […]

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