July 11, 2014

My time in Sweetwaters was one that I will never forget.  In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus commands his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations.  Nations can be taken literally or can be taken to mean whatever situation you might be in.  While I was in Sweetwaters,...

July 1, 2014

Nathi, has many names. His name “Nkosinathi” means “God is with us”, but the staff calls him by his last name “Mashinini”. The kids in Sweetwaters call him “Malume” (which means uncle), but sometimes they call out “Hey Baby Shark!” when the see him walking in the commu...

June 23, 2014

Little Seth’s precious face is forever engrained into my mind. I remember going to the orphanage the first day in Pietermaritzburg full of emotions- excitement, fear and apprehension were just a few of the feelings I was experiencing. As we pulled into the gates, kids...

June 13, 2014

On June 26, 2011 Brandy, the kids, and I walked into the doors of NCF Church in South Africa.  We had left behind our life, went through a tough transition, and were now 10,000 miles from home and completely alone. Our original plan was to serve God’s purposes among th...

June 9, 2014

God sent me to South Africa with Restoration Hope in December of 2013. I went not by my own orchestration or physical strength, but it was God alone who made this trip possible. Two weeks prior to the trip, I broke my ankle and was forced to hobble around in a boot and...

June 1, 2014

Every month we ask you to join us in praying for one of our partner ministries' mentors. These mentors serve as role models for underprivileged kids and teens in the Sweetwaters community. They do everything from hosting bible studies to teaching life skills.


December 7, 2013

I’ve always loved children. My mom says I was ‘born a mother’ and it’s really all I’ve ever wanted to be. Before we had children, I loved on everyone else’s babies, but honestly the thought of ‘caring for orphans’ had not really crossed my mind. After struggling with i...

November 27, 2013

In the spring of 2012, Ian McDonald and I met through a small group.  Our hearts quickly connected and united in a deep passion to serve God through the mission of Restoration Hope.  Ian has served Restoration Hope faithfully and been invaluable in helping us expand ou...

November 24, 2013

At this point in my life, this is how the term adoption makes me feel. Not because I am adopting, but because I am adopted. Being in the family of Christ is something that we do not deserve yet receive. It is something that has been so good to me that I could never tur...

November 21, 2013

What would lead a man to take his family of 5 and travel over 6,000 miles around the world to bring 2 boys home to a forever family?  The beginning of this journey began over 14 years ago when my wife, Gelaina, was pregnant with our first child.  During her pregnancy,...

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