Most days, life at the Hope House is ordinary. It is full of household tasks such as folding laundry (The washing machines run all day, 7 days a week, to keep clothes clean for our 50 girls), cooking food, doing homework, playing fútbol, and cleaning floors.Read More
There were hundreds of dresses. Literally. There were many formal gowns we have used for several years now, but there were also a few hundred brand new dresses that a large department store kindly donated.Read More
As I looked out the window of the Hope House today I relished in a moment of simplicity... the simple act of teeter-tottering with friends brought me back to a time and place when I myself as a little girl enjoyed the teeter-totter.Read More
When 5am Thursday morning rolls around, I’m in full swing ‘Mama Mode’. (...Even though I’m not technically a mom yet, you kind of have to be in that mode when you’re trying to get 50 girls ready for school in the morning.)Read More
Have you ever been in a camp where kids are going everywhere, there is noise, there is laughter, there are giggles. Balls being bounced, games being played, kids huddled in groups talking. That pretty much sums up the Hope House on any given afternoon, trust me with 50 girls in one house, the place is buzzing!Read More
You may be familiar with Jesus’ parable in Matthew 13, when he explains how the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant who finds a choice pearl, and then sells everything he owns so he can go back and purchase it.
In the summer of 2009, my husband Matt and I had been approved to come and work in Ecuador as missionary associates under Joil and Leah Marbut.Read More
A thought that comes to my mind often is that there is no way I can truly understand the fullness of God´s plans.Read More