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Moms with church members and GO Africa-GO Project team

Update from Rukore

May 27, 2014  |  Dr. Alison B.  |  GO Africa, GO Project, Villages  |  No Comments

We recently received the following update from our GO Africa Field Director, Dr. Alison Barfoot, after a weekend visit to Rukore, Uganda. We had a great visit to The Father's House on Saturday, 10th May. Mike Fox, the Founder of GO Project, Joe Knittig, the CEO, and Ed Barber, a Board… Read More


Alison with Bishop William Bahemuka of the Diocese of Boga, Congo

Another God Story

May 1, 2014  |  Dr. Alison B.  |  GO Africa, GO Project, Villages  |  No Comments

An update from the field from GO Africa’s Executive Director, Dr. Alison Barfoot How does a suburban Washington, D.C., music major girl end up talking to local church leaders in eastern Africa about increasing their care and support for the most abandoned and abused children in their… Read More


Hyderabad local church community

Not just a slab

Apr 24, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO India, GO Project, Villages  |  One Comment

What might look like a slab of concrete to us is much more to our partners at Bethel Gospel Church in, India.  With their community in Sarampet now caring for children, producing food, and continuing to grow, their focus recently turned to launching an orphan care/orphan prevention ministry in… Read More


Rwere Primary School Student

Kabale Father’s House Children Win Silver and…

Apr 15, 2014  |  Dr. Alison B.  |  Education, GO Africa, GO Project, Villages  |  No Comments

By Alison L. Barfoot (The Rev. Canon Dr.), Executive Director of GO Africa How one scores on the “Primary Leaving Exam” (PLE) at the end of 7th grade in Uganda can determine your whole future. There are not enough places available in secondary schools in the country to accommodate all the… Read More


Dora and Gloria

Dora and Gloria

Mar 31, 2014  |  Dr. Alison B.  |  GO Africa, GO Project, Villages  |  No Comments

By Alison L. Barfoot (The Rev. Canon Dr.), Executive Director of GO Africa in Kampala, Uganda  In the beginning, the Gulu Father’s House was supposed to accommodate 100 children. But, then the government guidelines suggested smaller villages, so the GO Africa team recommended capping the… Read More


Brisas Prayer Team

Abierto la puerta (Open the door)

Mar 27, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO Project, Villages  |  One Comment

Last night at Brisas Del Este, church leaders from Restoracion gathered to pray. One was a lawyer who has donated her time to file paperwork on behalf of the ministry. Others were house mammas to be, pastors, ladies with hearts for missions and prayer. We read Scripture from Mark about… Read More


kids at Sarampet

A Different Kind of Convert

Feb 12, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO India, GO Project, Villages  |  One Comment

Some are surprised to learn that caring for orphans is political. Yet, most understand a mix of money, Jesus, poverty, and vulnerable children makes a spicy cocktail, resulting in global pressure from UNICEF to shut down orphanages (Read more in The Orphan Report). Orphanages warehousing,… Read More


Hossana Kids

Excited about Ethiopia

Jan 31, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO Africa, GO Project, Villages  |  No Comments

I'm still smiling after recent visits to our Ethiopian, Kale Hewyet (Word of Life) partner churches in Hossana and Koncko.  They no longer see orphan care as a foreigners' ministry.  Rather, they view the Father's House as their ministry, the ministry of the local church.  Most importantly,… Read More


Children in Malawi

It’s not going to be this way forever

Jan 10, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO Africa, Villages  |  No Comments

From Malawi: One year ago, I was in Malawi with our partner, Peter Maseko. In addition to being a pastor, Peter is also a doctor. He uses both to serve God by caring for the needs of others. Over the years, I had seen Peter the pastor, but last January was the first time I saw Peter’s passion… Read More


Primary Class 8

Support a school. Support Isale.

Jan 8, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO Africa, GO Project, Villages  |  No Comments

From Malawi: Last September at our BIG (Build-Invest-Grow) Event, we talked about having more than one tool in the “caring for children” tool bag. We shared the story of Letness Swibota, a Malawian widow, struggling to care for her children. We mentioned the bittersweet day when Peter… Read More

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