KTECH Brings Hope

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ~ Desmond Tutu One of the highlights of my recent trip to Cambodia was initiating the first KTECH Academy cohort. My vision for KTECH Academy is to reduce the risk of women and children in developing countries becoming trapped in…

How To Buy A Goat in Cambodia

I can’t believe that I am travelling home to Miami already! I enjoyed every minute of it. I left on August 5th with a mission team from Trinity Church with a specific list of tasks to accomplish. Three of these tasks were to: 1) provide a pair of The Shoe That Grows shoes to every…

The Best is Now

“God said to Moses, “ I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘ I am has sent me to you.’ ”” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ “The best is yet to come” is a very popular saying in our culture. But since I have been here in Cambodia this…

Powered by Compassion

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ~ Albert Schweitzer It’s finally here! Today, I am traveling to Cambodia on a humanitarian mission trip with a group of twenty people from Trinity Church, Miami, Florida. This will be my 35th humanitarian mission trip. Our…

Final Word

“As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” ~ Psalm 71:14 World events over the last few weeks have been troubling.  I have experienced a dull, but steady sadness. At the same time, life continues to move forward. Eight members of my PlanBe__, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Team, traveled…

Opportunity and Hope

I am an optimist. The work that I am involved with keeps me optimistic.  Even though current events suggest otherwise, I continue to believe there is always hope. I believe there is always hope for positive change. As an optimist, I gravitate towards working with people on projects that focus on instigating positive change in the…

Building Powerful Partnerships

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams During my years as the Executive Director at Peacemaker Family Center (PFC) in Miami, Florida, I have learned that community development cannot happen without collaboration between energized leaders joining their efforts around…