Monthly Archives - June 2015

Breaking the Slumber: Offering Rest

There are a number of non-profit organizations dedicated to the welfare of children. Sleepyhead Beds is one of them. This organization exists to serve the children of the Kansas City metropolitan area and has delivered over 5,000 gently used, […]


Dramatic Contradictions

by Jim Subers – Shelterwood CEO/Trip Leader
Today, we were reminded of the dramatic contradiction that is Haiti. We come to Haiti, in part because we encounter Jesus here in ways we seldom do back home.
On the way to church, […]


Care Portal Technology Update: Using the Map

Ponder with me for just one moment. Let’s consider that classic scenario: You’re lost in the wilderness and have a very limited amount of weight that you can carry. What do you take?
Let’s also presume that, considering it’s the […]


Dibogo and Elizabeth

Huruma was one of our first church-based orphan care projects in Africa. Six years ago Jessie Tingsen, a Filipino pastor and his wife, planted a local, indigenous church in Tanzania. They soon were confronted with the  obvious: how can […]


Rebuild. Renew. Redeem.

A friend and I recently took a drive around urban KC. If you haven’t done that in awhile, you might be surprised by the number of boarded up buildings. The buildings will continue to sit and rot, reminders of […]


Daily Faithfulness. Radical Transformation

We went to Lira today to visit our partners and the children in their care at The Father’s House. Located in a part of the country terrorized for years by LRA rebels, Lira is a difficult place, so it […]


Annet N

Annet is a house mom at Kabale Father’s House and takes care of 10 girls. The girls in her home like reading, but sometimes they are very playful. “They listen when advised and are obedient because in most cases, […]


I Pray for the Light

Stories are beginning to emerge. Stories of needs being met, thankfulness growing in the heart of man, and the Lord being glorified.
It started with a decision. A commitment, really, to understand and to choose to assume the burdens of […]


A taste of Victory!

I like soccer. No, I’m not one of those Euro-wannabes who can name all the clubs in the Premier League and calls it futbol, but all three of our girls play. We love taking in a Sporting KC game […]


Faithful, by faith

First, a few photo updates from Pothawira…

Jake with Jimmy, Bozwell, and Roderick

Children’s Homes 11 & 12 being built.

“Dani” recovering from malaria with a little love from his house mama [Read Dani’s story]

New twins, Matthew and Daniel, under the careful […]