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Rwere Primary School Student

Kabale Father’s House Children Win Silver and…

Apr 15, 2014  |  GO Project  |  Education, GO Africa, GO Project, Uganda, 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  |  GO Project  |  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  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

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

The Global Orphan Project JeMweMwe and Mizek

Make room. Build a home.

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

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

Mondi Chisongela

Mondi Chisongela: A daughter of the King

Jan 7, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO Project, Villages  |  No Comments

Recently we received this e-mail for our Pastor partner in Tanzania, Dibogo Kitang’wa… Dear GO Project, Many greetings from Tanzania. I am writing to report to you that one of our children at Huruma Children’s Home, Mondi Chisongela, has graduated from Huruma and returned to her… Read More

Wall and gate at Darivager

What is in a wall?

Jan 6, 2014  |  Trace T.  |  GO Haiti, GO Project, Villages  |  No Comments

In 2012, we wrote about loving hedges and walls. Last month, we once again asked you to help meet the basic, on-going needs of orphaned and abandoned children through our Different December tradition. Today, we see another example of how important your willingness to meet these basic health… Read More

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