Blog / 2013

The Global Orphan Project

Counting Our Blessings

We marvel at what the Lord has done through our local church partners and through you in 2013. When the humility and radical generosity of those at the top of the world touch the most hurting children at the bottom of the world, a divine collision occurs. Like an atomic love… Read More

The Global Orphan Project

Giving’s Surprise Ending

At the heart of Christmas is giving. Yet, as a child, I was much more interested in receiving. "It is more blessed to give than to receive" seemed like nonsense my parents told me when they wanted to change my attitude or at least change the subject. The years have changed my… Read More

Angelo and friends

Angelo's Story

South Sudan's hard-won independence has left its mark on this young nation. One bright African described the country's challenges by observing, "There are no casava fields planted here...there are no banana stands along the roads." Amidst this need, Sam (GO Africa's Operations… Read More

Make December different for children like Suzie

Make December different for children like Suzie

Dear GO Family, As The Global Orphan Project exits our first decade and enters our next, I cannot think of a more humble springboard than our annual Different December tradition. This year, Suzie, a little girl in Port-au-Prince, received a gift that changed her life: a… Read More

Pastor Claude and friends

Big Day. Bigger Heart.

Last week, GO Project and the Church at Coffee Creek had the privilege of hosting Claude Mondesir, one of our pastor partners from Haiti. His trip culminated in an amazing 24-hour period starting Saturday at Sporting KC’s Major League Soccer Eastern Conference Championship… Read More

A promise to Pastor Kelly is still changing lives

Fifty years ago, a pastor from Texas moved to Haiti to minister to people living in the rugged, rural north.  He soon met a 17-year-old Haitian named Claude Mondesir.  Claude was the 12th and last child of his mother.  His father had 54 children in all.    For the… Read More

Haiti Vision Trip

Learning from each other

There is no substitute for serving. Serving changes lives on multiple levels. For example, we learn from those we serve, and they learn from us. Often, we also learn from those with whom we serve. Such was the case for Mike Farag who led a GO Project vision trip to Haiti last… Read More


Hope or Espwa (Creole) is a pervasive word in Haiti. It's found everywhere from souvenir bracelets to tap-taps to names of non-profits. People on the outside may question so much hope in the midst of daily difficulty as odd or even trite. Academics and arms-length reporters… Read More

On the way to Leogane…

Over five days, GO vision trip teams spend several hours on the bus, but the time is far from wasted. On the way to Leogane today.... A 16-year-old girl shared her realization that "almost every problem in her life was a result of her own selfishness." We visited The GO… Read More

GO Adventures Tour d'Haiti North

Super Mario

One of my favorite GO Adventures images is from an early scouting trip we took to Haiti in November 2012. In it, my friend, Tony, is sitting on the running board of our M35 support vehicle—a relentless three-axle, two-and-a-half-ton beast of a machine. Tony had just ridden… Read More