Selling a Child for Drug Money

I believe I have perfected the prairie dog maneuver – the art of bobbing in and out of a cold shower to avoid outright freezing. Then yesterday Kina and Rodney were able to get the hot water heater to work. It was nirvana. Nahum picked us up after breakfast, driving us the 45 minutes to…

Postcards from God

The temperature here is 20 degrees below normal and it’s been pouring rain since about midnight. Great sleeping weather. That is until therooster outside the window starts crowing at about 4 AM. Not to be outdone, every other rooster in the neighborhood feels obligated to chime in. For some reason it didn’t really bother me…

Hola Mexico!

12 hours after leaving home in Randolph, WI we arrived at the airport in Guadalajara. We were met at the by Narum Gutierrez, a 26 year old Chemical Engineer, whose father is the director of Hope House Orphanage, located in Ixtlahuacan de Los Membrillos. Yep, that’s the name of the city and it’s in the…

2:30 AM Departure for Mexico

At 2:30 AM (in, umm, about five hours) daughter Reagan, Len Hernandez and I will be leaving to catch a 5:20 flight out of Milwaukee to Guadalajara, Mexico. This will be the World Orphan Fund’s first trip into Mexico and we will be visiting four orphanages in and near Jalisco while there. Here’s a thumbnail…

An Amazing Three Years

 February of 2014 will mark our third anniversary at The World Orphan Fund. Over those three years we’ve been able to visit 22 orphanages and meet 2,900 children. And with a lot of help from people like you we’ve been able to make a difference, we’ve kept our zero overhead pledge, and 100% of every…