Last June I found myself sitting in a hotel room in Athens. I had written a vision, which I continually looked at on the computer screen, wondering how on earth I could make it happen. My heart was fully in it, and it was all I could think about. I had faith and an inner … More My Journey with Lifting Hands International
I would like to introduce you to this beautiful gem, Fatima. My heart sank as we walked into this unofficial living site for Syrian Bedouin families, the place Fatima has called home over the past years. The people are completely exposed to the harshness of the environment, the heat, the scorpions, the snakes. My first … More Fatima, A Special Gem
When we arrived in Jordan the need was so vast, it was an overwhelming reality. We met families living on their own, occupying a small corner of a Jordanian farmer’s property. We saw families and small children living in tents made of blankets. It pained us to see rashes on children’s faces, nutritional deficiencies, dozen’s … More YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN LIVES OF SYRIANS LIVING IN JORDAN!
Hello, hello! I promise I have not forgotten about you all :). I have realized over the past 15 months of full time volunteer service, that being in the field day after day for extended periods of time eventually wears me down. It is in these moments that I start to slip up, writing less … More Bringing You Up To Date
As I sit on the shore line of Chios, the realities of the world run through my mind. The sound of the small waves reaching the shore of this Greek Island soothes my soul as I look across the Sea. My view is of the inhumane living conditions of over 500 refugees stranded on the … More The Realities of the World
We have spent the past days helping clean up one of the unofficial living sites on the island. We have been helping young guys heat up water for hot bucket showers, providing hygiene necessities, collecting trash, and sharing fresh clothing from the local warehouses. The days have been full of moments of pure joy, mixed … More The Intertwining of Highs and Lows
I have struggled to find my words since returning to Lesvos a few weeks ago. I apologize for the lack of communication, but hope most of you have seen the updates via facebook. I will do my best to share a brief overview of the past weeks with you now: Our first days on the island … More Long Overdue Update