Kes Beh Kes

There is an Amharic saying that we learned while living in Ethiopia;  Kes Beh Kes, which translates in English to “bit by bit”.  Its part of a longer saying that we never quite could master in Amharic which means “bit by bit the egg learns to...

Messy, yet Beautiful

I am just going to come out there and say it first, and explain more later.   Orphan work is painfully messy and complicated.   I know that you and I are human and what we want is to come and read a blog or book about how the program is all worked out and...

Measured by the ton

This picture is deceiving, you might think that her hair is clean…. But in reality this girl brought home half of all the sand off of the entire coast of California.  I can guarantee that in a few weeks we will still be finding sand in there.

To build an ark

Jessie was reading the last of the 5th grade Bible workbook to the kids a few days ago and she said something that I have not been able to get out of my head since I heard it… What she said was;  “It took noah over 127 years to build the ark” At...

Time to Exhale

It did not take us long before we got back to the states for us head to the only place that seems to calm the depths of our souls….  Its like something inside you triggers a release when you sit down to dig your toes into the sand and watch the kids play in the...