A Reason Why

“Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time” or “Try me tomorrow” when the money’s right there in your pocket.” (Proverbs 3:27-28 MSG)   Recently, I had a conversation with someone who questioned why I would travel half way…

Women Rising

“Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time.” Judges‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Deborah is one of my favorite leaders mentioned in the Bibles’s Old Testament. She led Israel during a time of great distress and war. She led with courage and wisdom during a time her community desperately needed courage…

The Keys to Our Future

“The mere imparting of information is not education.” ~ Carter G. Woodson A few days after I posted my blog article “One Girl At A Time”, Girl Rising and Let Girls Learn announced their joint initiative #62MillionGirls. Their goal is to raise awareness about the barriers preventing an estimated 62 million girls around the world…

One Girl At A Time

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela The organization Girl Rising estimates that there are 62 million girls worldwide who do not attend school. Some reasons why girls don’t attend school include war, violence against women, cultural norms about women being educated, lack of access…

KidPower2015 Goes to Cambodia

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~ Milton Berle In a few hours, I will be leaving the United States with a team of twenty-one people for Cambodia. We are taking a KidPower2015 Bicycle Generator with us. Not only will we be taking our mobile medical clinic stocked with MAP International medical supplies to…

Three Girls

“All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one.” ~ Malala Yousafzai Last week, I had good news about three girls in my life. First, my sponsorship package from Razia’s Ray of Hope arrived last Friday with a picture of the little girl I am sponsoring at the Zabuli Education Center.…

Supporting Girlfriends Around the World

Today is the opening day of Trinity Church’s Girlfriends Conference 2015. During the conference, I will be sharing an update about our 2014 Mission trips to Cambodia. The primary funders of the biogas digester project and other activities we conducted in and around Phnom Penh were the women who attended the Girlfriends Conference 2014. In…