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Children draw in home

Brave Heart

Aug 27, 2015  |  Ryan H.  |  Care Portal, GO Project, US Orphan Care  |  8 Comments

Single father. Foster parent. Teacher. Any of the three aforementioned labels are enough to incite a spirit of sympathy. For each individual role carries with it an expectation of burden – a beautiful burden, mind you – but a burden, nonetheless. Yet, this man’s heart was compelled to… Read More


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Pathways Graduation

Aug 27, 2015  |  Jake B.  |  Education, GO Fund, GO Haiti, GO Project, The GO Exchange  |  No Comments

By Stephanie Mutert & Jake Barreth Beneath the gentle hum of a dozen sewing machines a small group of girls huddle together in a back corner. Feigning work, they unsuccessfully attempt to talk without moving their lips. No one seems to mind. The excitement promised by tomorrows big day is… Read More


7.2015 Marmalade

Storytelling is a gift

Aug 26, 2015  |  Stephanie M.  |  Adventures, GO Haiti, GO Project, Trips  |  No Comments

Storytelling is a masterful gift. I recently met a trip goer with an incredible talent to tell stories. She shared her talent with the kids at Marmalade one afternoon while telling the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The kids sat transfixed by her facial expression and actions, while… Read More


7.2015 Philadelphia

Friendship is a blessing

Aug 24, 2015  |  Stephanie M.  |  Adventures, GO Haiti, GO Project, Trips  |  No Comments

Friendship is a blessing in so many ways, and when friends come to visit and be present in the places that I get to hang out at with the kids in the Pastors’ care I get giddy. One of my friends who recently visited is an incredible artist. She had made a journal for her time in Haiti this… Read More


The Grid - Section 1

On The Grid: Tier 1 – Prevention

Aug 20, 2015  |  Ryan H.  |  Care Portal, GO Project, US Orphan Care  |  No Comments

Product of the system. It’s a cold statement, much like the reality that it is intended to describe. The phrase generally carries a negative connotation, implying that structural circumstances outweigh the individual considerations at play. Yet, the negative connotations married to the phrase… Read More


The Inseparability of Church and State

Aug 13, 2015  |  Ryan H.  |  Care Portal, GO Project, US Orphan Care  |  7 Comments

It was Puritan minister Roger Williams who first alluded to the separation of church and state, noting a “hedge or wall of separation between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world.” In an 1802 letter, Thomas Jefferson further popularized the concept, and the constitutional… Read More


Opportunity-churches

Did You Know....That the Church IS The Answer?

Aug 6, 2015  |  Ryan H.  |  Care Portal  |  21 Comments

What if I told you that your church has an opportunity to understand the needs of struggling families in the community? Would you want to know? Really, though. Let’s consider that thought. Let’s imagine that there is a medium by which needs – vetted by an independent, reliable source –… Read More


Life SA Video Update August 2015

Update from Life SA, Haiti

Aug 5, 2015  |  Joe K.  |  GO Fund, GO Haiti, GO Project, The GO Exchange  |  No Comments

Things are bustling at The GO Exchange and Life SA production center in Haiti. Watch this recent update to hear more about the new things taking place... Life SA Update - August 2015 from The Global Orphan Project on Vimeo. Read More


School uniforms

What's (still) in a uniform

Aug 3, 2015  |  Trace T.  |  Education, GO Africa, GO Fund, GO Project  |  No Comments

At the BIG Event in 2012, this video took us to Uganda to answer the question: What’s in a (school) uniform? Access to education. Jobs for tailors. Dignity. “Sew” much more than meets the eye. This June, I went back to one of the sewing centers featured in the video. I saw my friend,… Read More


Reaping Up Before the Joneses

Jul 31, 2015  |  Ryan H.  |  Care Portal, GO Project, US Orphan Care  |  No Comments

Life comes with all sorts of expectations, doesn’t it? At GO Project, we often reflect on how caring for hurting children and families serves as a challenge to our expectations and a purification of the heart. We know this to be true purely by self-reflection: it is a constant challenge to our… Read More

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