Going Back to Indonesia

Disorienting and put in order. That’s how the 17 months of physical separation from my friends in Indonesia has felt to me. I’ve missed them, but not more than I’ve marveled at all they have endured and accomplished. We’ve seen God in our personal and collective cemeteries even as CF staff adaptively came alongside families[…]

A Day of Celebration at Sarah’s House

Every year at Sarah’s House, we take time as a staff to celebrate all the girls in our care in a Recognition Ceremony. It is a time to stop, reflect, celebrate one another, and to be inspired together. There were many dark days before they walked through the doors of the shelter. And even after[…]

Progress Towards Full Operations in Bali

We’ve been talking about Bali a lot lately. It’s our next place of expansion – and a place we would already be working except for hard shutdowns due to Covid-19. The purpose of this communication is to let you know where we are at in our progress towards full operations in Bali – progress in[…]

Doing the Impossible With You

2020 has brought opportunity for new depths of resilience discovery in all of us. I’m not sure challenges make us stronger as much as awaken dormant strength that’s already there. Every year through friendship, entrepreneurship, and education opportunities, we have historically served about 50 families living in East Java cemeteries. Then COVID-19 came and things changed.[…]

Isaiah 45

And I will give you treasure hidden in the darkness- secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name. Isaiah 45:3 There are treasures in the darkness. Treasures that dissolve as the sun rises again. And the sun[…]

Five Reasons to Spread the Love this Valentines Day

Spread the Love Today   1. Show your significant other that love is about more than chocolate and flowers.   2. Teach your kids that we all have so much love to give.     3. Make your Galentine’s Day celebration empowering and impactful this year.     4. Donate in honor of yourself because[…]

Made Known

Knock, knock, knock. The innkeeper opens the door. With a downcast face and a shake of his head he answers the desperate plea of the young couple. “Sorry, there is no room.” This mythical exchange is so entwined with the telling of our Savior’s birth; we hardly realize that the innkeeper does not appear in scripture.[…]