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Ethiopia – a history and family legacy continues

Oct 13, 2014  |  Marsha C.  |  GO Africa, GO Project  |  No Comments

First off, a little history. Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and it’s second largest in terms of population. Apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini's Italy, it has never been colonized. Ethiopia has served as a symbol of African independence throughout the colonial… Read More


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Brisas opening doors and hearts

Aug 22, 2014  |  Sonya W.  |  GO Project  |  No Comments

Trace Thurlby and Ryan Hudnall are celebrating with our partners at Brisas del Este in the Dominican Republic as they officially open their doors to children in the community in need of family... Two boys, Richard and Hans, were just dropped off by CONANI. They are both players...Pastora… Read More


CONANI Approval Letter

A Good Government Letter

Aug 15, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO Haiti, GO Project  |  No Comments

“I’m from the IRS, and I’m here to help” has served as the punchline to many an old joke. In truth, few of us have ever celebrated government correspondence, but at GO Project this week, that’s exactly what happened. This letter from CONANI, the Child Protective Services division of… Read More


Crying for a Bed

Jun 2, 2014  |  Dr. Alison B.  |  GO Africa, GO Project  |  No Comments

An update from GO Africa’s Executive Director, Dr. Alison Barfoot: Rose (right), GO Africa’s Facilitator for Local Church Partnerships, speaks French and Swahili in addition to English and her mother tongue, Rutooro. So, she is GO Africa’s main communicator with our partners in Bunia,… Read More


Children, Bishop and Management Committee of Nyumba ya Baba

Update from Congo

May 22, 2014  |  Dr. Alison B.  |  GO Africa, GO Project  |  No Comments

An update from GO Africa’s Executive Director, Dr. Alison Barfoot: “I was really humbled by the simplicity of the Bishop. I’ve never seen such a simple and humble servant of God like him who is so personally committed to the church caring for abused, abandoned, and hopeless kids in the… 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


One of the Father's House girls reading Scripture during Sun worship

What it’s all about: Knowing the love of God our…

Apr 2, 2014  |  Dr. Alison B.  |  GO Africa, GO Project  |  No Comments

By Alison L. Barfoot (The Rev. Canon Dr.), Executive Director of GO Africa The children of the Kabale Father’s House are regular and active participants in their local church, St. Peter’s Cathedral. On a recent Sunday, we were so proud of them because two of them were invited to read 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


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


The Global Orphan Project JeMweMwe and Mizek

Make room. Build a home.

Jan 8, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO Africa, GO Project, Villages  |  One Comment

From Malawi: Last week a woman with a twelve-year-old boy and his eleven-year-old sister walked onto the grounds of Pothawira (Safe Haven), Malawi. The children’s parents were dead. They had been living in Tonje with their elderly grandmother who could not provide for them, so she was… Read More

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