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orphan hope.

December 8, 2010


listen. there’s something i want to tell you. you need to know i’m really, really excited about this. in february, russ & i will be traveling to nw arkansas for the !deacamp: orphan hope. we’ve been trying to get to !deacamps since they started two years ago in california. our friend charles lee, networker extraordinaire, […]


December 2, 2010


Over the past few weeks, one of the constants getting me through has been the knowledge of a few prayer warriors approaching the throne on my behalf. I’d shoot a text message or email or a half-hearted whisper in the midst of a stress-induced situation, and immediately I’d feel peace. I’d like to do the […]

sovereignty not circumstance

November 24, 2010


Russ & I met Lee through our trip to Kenya – although he came to capture the stories on film, we soon realized he had other talents: witty banter in the mornings, obscure pop culture references & just being “hood”. More important than any of these though would be his persistence in covering our team […]


November 23, 2010


I met Rachel a couple years ago when she came through Belton to visit Russ. We hit it off instantly, probably because of her ability to banter back and forth with the best of them. Since then, we’ve bonded over Taco Cabana meals, late night chats, and tearful conversations in each other’s cars. I’m thankful […]

the exhausting stillness

November 22, 2010


Justin is a family friend. Memories include laughing at inappropriate jokes with him, his wife, his siblings and parents as well as praying alongside him on yet another trip the Rich family decides to take. Whether it be to Africa, India, Haiti or Austin – the heartbeat of this family is to love God and […]

when memory isn’t enough

November 19, 2010


Madisson has been a student of mine the past two years. The one thing I’ve noticed is her heart for others. It doesn’t matter if it’s someone who others make fun of or little ones across the world, she treats them all with love. This summer when I was in Kibera, she traveled to Honduras. […]

the living place

November 18, 2010


What can I say about Jenny? Plenty. Since meeting her, she’s been nothing but a constant source of encouragement. When I got back from Africa, I counted on her e-mails to reminding me of her prayers. Her I understands were priceless in a moment where I had difficulty determining my next steps after such an emotionally exhausting […]