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Storytelling is a gift

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… Read More

Friendship is a blessing

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… Read More

Update from Bunia, Congo

Update by the GO Africa team The Father’s House in Bunia, Congo is seeing the fruits of caring for children in need of family. We received this update from our GO Africa team in Bunia, “We thank our God for his protection towards Nyumba ya Baba (The Father’s House) of… Read More

Update from Lira, Uganda

Update by Betty Awori, Coordinator at The Father's House, Lira We have managed to add 80 more bananas and 300 pineapples this month, and I believe it will do well since the rain is in plenty. In one year’s time, we shall be producing enough bananas for the children and for… Read More

Ethiopia – a history and family legacy continues

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… Read More

Brisas opening doors and hearts

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… Read More

CONANI Approval Letter

A Good Government Letter

“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… Read More

Crying for a Bed

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… Read More

Children, Bishop and Management Committee of Nyumba ya Baba

Update from Congo

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… Read More

Alison with Bishop William Bahemuka of the Diocese of Boga, Congo

Another God Story

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… Read More