Posts tagged ‘Africa’

March 21, 2012

$45K in 45 days

It is more blessed to give than to recieve. This is something my dad understands, which is why for his 45th birthday he wants to give a gift to children who have essentially nothing.

He and Moriah, my younger sister, visited these children two years ago and were changed forever. Each day from now until April 29 dad will be posting a glimpse into life at God’s House of Grace.

Please spread the word (pinterest, twitter, facebook, blog…) and consider donating. Just $1 can change a child’s life for the better.

via $45K in 45 days.

December 17, 2011

Will someone be there to catch him?

A friend of my mom recommended her niece’s blog and I have found it to be so inspiring!

This picture, and the post surrounding it caught my attention.

an orphan jumping into "uncle's" arms

The children in this orphanage in Uganda lack so much that we take for granted. Until they came to the orphanage, they lacked the bare necessities – a home, a bed, food.

But even now that they have those things, they still lack a forever family.

When I saw this picture and read about how the children could not trust “uncle” to catch them, even though they wanted to jump so badly, it drove this truth home. After all, isn’t that the most simple illustration of trust that there is – a child jumping into his daddy’s arms? Yet these orphans have no one they can trust.

Who will catch him when he jumps?
Will someone be there when she falls?

God designed children to be raised by parents. Parents who love them, parents who care for them, parents they can trust.

Every child needs a forever family.

Will you catch him? Will you be there for her?

September 14, 2010

An update on Nissa and her friends

If you don’t know who Nissa is, please go read the beginning of her story!

Last month a group from Tucson went back to the orphanage in Burundi and brought with them some “Nissa dresses” made by Reach Out for the girls! The picture above is of Nissa (in the middle). The little one in the red dress is her sister.

Here are some of the orphans with a friend from the states.

Some more of the girls in their dresses.

This picture is so beautiful to me. Standing on the platform are three of the people from Tucson.

I haven’t gotten a full report on the trip yet, just pictures, so I can’t really tell you anything more about how the girls are doing.

Thank you to all the girls who helped make these dresses! I’m sure we’ll be making more later this year.

Some more good news—the Nissa dress ePattern is now available! All the proceeds from the sale of the pattern go to Nissa’s orphanage. Visit

March 28, 2010

Nissa dress

This is Nissa. She lives in a small country in Africa in an orphanage with about 19 other children. Nissa is a Heavenly Princess, but she doesn’t get to dress like one.

This is the Nissa dress. Read on my other site about how this dress will help Nissa and the other girls in her “family” to dress like heavenly princesses.