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A widow suddenly not so barren anymore

What does one barren widow do with 200 newly adopted children in a remote village in Africa?

NO IDEA!

Does anyone out there have any ideas?

I have fallen in love with 2 special girls who caught my attention when I first arrived at the distant school in Eastern Uganda. There names are Mercy and Sarah. It was when I was taking a few kids aside to interview them one on one when I made the discovery that the 2 girls I saw my first day there were total orphans. For some reason God put them in my sights before I even knew why I was supposed to notice them.

It’s my hope that by sharing stories of children who touched my heart that more people out there will reach out to me wanting to help through prayer and/or monthly support.

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Mercy: age 7

Her father is unknown and her mother abandoned her. She now is under the care of one of the teacher’s at the school who also lives alone (I can’t go into detail as to her story but she has an amazing heart and one child of her own).

Sarah : age 9

Her father passed away and the mother abandoned her. She also lives with the same loving teacher.

Both of these girls are shy and reserved, as many of the children are at this struggling school in the bush. It’s hard to know what life is like for them or what pain they have gone through but in there eyes is a shimmer of hope that even through loss we all can succeed.

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Want to Partner in Prayer and Support?

Can’t make it to the Benefit Concert September 19th? Still want to support Healing Eyes work in Africa and bring compassion to a child who desperately needs it? Want a more one-on-one experience with helping missions and seeing what your donation actually goes for?

I can tell you this that Healing Eyes is not like other non-profits and not like all the other humanitarian relief efforts. We are purely about bringing compassion, hope, and love to a child screaming out for attention when all around is loss and despair. These kids aren’t just faces on a poster, they are kids I have met in person and some I have even built a friendship with. Soon I will be going back to Africa to seek out what we can do for a tiny school far off the beaten track. To see what the need is and to validate the need is genuine, and above all just to meet people I meet along the way that God puts in my path. It can be as simple as a hug and a smile to that child being forgotten on the dusty red road. Either way now is the time to consider partnering in pray and support for my passion laid on my hear that I can’t seem to shake. I have seen too many wide eyed children with dried tears on there faces and the look of hope on there face that someone will see them and come back to play. It’s as simple as playing with a child and teaching them about God’s love and the Love we all need to show to each other.

Help bring the Flavor back to the world we live in and join me on making a difference in a life. One tiny little life at a time. When I returned this last time to Uganda and saw little Billah running down the hill to greet me again my heart was shaking. Tears were rolling down her face and her little hands were shaking in my shaky hands. What a blessing that comes from difficult times and what hurts is I know there are hundreds of other kids like her that are worse off and are not as lucky as her to know God is listening.

If you want to donate $8 for a Ticket to the concert but not show? That’s ok! I’ll still stand up for an empty auditorium with a smile, knowing I already have your support in spirit.

Follow this link and click the PayPal button to make your $8 count. You won’t regret it…you will begin a journey with me as I share stories of who I meet and how your partnership changes lives. I’m not a big company and I get none of the money, every penny goes to the ministry’s efforts to getting a foothold into Africa.

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The island is my home for two weeks again. Strange being back here after Africa and experiencing so much while there. This land feels calm and peaceful compared to Africa. I remember when I first came to the island I was scared and unsure of the differences I saw. It seemed dangerous and forboding. Now it seems tame compared to Africa 

There always is perspective on places once your eyes are opened to more. 

The Whoa benefit concert is still on for September 19th in Michigan and I have awesome volunteers working on it as I sit here. Wondering why I’m here and what God will do this time. Already he introduced me to a couple who has a sailboat at the airport. Already he has provided a car for my travels. And above all that he has blessed me kids that missed me and beg to see me. How insane is that! A few years ago I would never spend a day with kids! I was in the misery of fighting cancer with my husband and watching him starve each day. His bones whitheree away and his soul threatened to be swallowed by the pit. Those last months were hard on us both and many regrets were made but even now God loves and has meaning for me. So crazy to think I couldn’t stand God most of my adult life and now I am living solely on Him. 

I do hope others will start to take up there cross with me and see the pain we hide ourselves from. So much need out there and so little time. Lives are short! And so much flavor to be added to those we meet each day through our own testimonies and search for meaning in our strife. 

Join me. Join Us at Healing Eyes to do what we need to do. Stand up and Do something for the powerless and distraught. There voices are muffled by the evil around us that we can’t see. Lulled into our comforts of life and blinded by our own pain. Oh what beauty can be lived if we each take a moment to see the person next to us and ask..How are you really?  

If your in Michigan sept 19 at 6pm come hear music and hear more of our passion. Bid on some awesome items for auction and make a difference in the Flavor of the world around us. 

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Join our Facebook page too and stay up to date on events and auctions. Post your Whoa Selfie today too. 

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A child dies in Soroti Africa

My heart hurts for a baby I never met…Another blogger just shared a story about a child that died in Soroti. When I was in Africa in January I went to Amecet and visited, it is a temporary home for babies and children who are found abandoned and/or in need of medical attention. I didn’t stay there long, only an hour, but they do some amazing work there. Below is the story of the child who passed away..


On 20th of November 2013, a very small, 2 week old baby was brought to us by the Probation Officer of Cortido. It was a Karomajong baby. Sabine was very small and weak, both parents had died and her sisters tried to care for her. It was not easy, we struggled for every gram she gained in the beginning. But we had Hope for her. Janneke and me used her picture even for our Christmas card in December 2013,

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We felt that Christ had come to earth also for children like Sabine. It gave us Hope for her!! And we saw a steady growth, she started to develop and we were so happy with that. she stayed longer with us than baby’s normally do, Sabine lived in Amecet for more than 7 months. by that time she was doing very well, smiling and everybody loved her. But our mission is to bring the children back to their families, and the family of Sabine wanted to care for her again. So we had to let her go…. a child belongs in his/her own family and there is where Sabine belonged. But it was not easy and we had some fears, because there was no mother in her family anymore…..Sabine went back to her family on July 3, 2014.

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Last week we got the message from the Probation officer that Sabine got ill and that she passed away, just 2 days ago. We were shocked and sad, but when I think about the picture from Sabine on our Christmas card (picture above) than I realize that she is now in good hands, the best hands!

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