1 Feb

Birth Announcement for Valentine’s Day

I’m asking my husband if we can have another child for Valentine’s Day! Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day will share February 14th this year, while Easter and April Fool’s Day will share April 1st, 2018. When I learned this odd twist in the calendar, it got me to thinking about how foolish it is to believe […]

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26 Jan

Lokuda’s Story

Lokuda was a newborn when we found him shackled to the prison floor alongside his mother and his two small siblings. Lokuda’s mother had been accused of killing her husband. No one bothered to ask how many times he’d beaten, raped, or even thrown her out into the elements with her [their] children so that he could […]

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25 Dec

Celebrating 6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast in 2017 …

“Alice laughed: ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said; ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'”  Alice in Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland is a […]

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15 Dec

Send a special MWP in honor of card before time runs out

This holiday season you can help combat human trafficking, restore dignity, and honor a friend or loved one at the same time. Make an ‘in honor of’ donation today to Make Way Partners in someone’s honor. For each donation $25 or more, we will mail a specially designed Christmas card to the person you’re honoring. We’ve designed a […]

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11 Dec

Our Map of the World

At first glance of the below map, you might think, “I’ve seen this before.” And you’d be right; we have used a version of this map before—illustrating all the places where MWP works or has branches. THIS MAP of our WORLD, however, shows not only WHERE we work but also WHO’S equipping the work through prayer and finances—that’d be YOU! All the red markers represent home-sites for MWP; […]

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25 Sep

Double Your Money–Double Your Power to Save Lives!

Two weeks ago I wrote about unprecedented flooding in my Hovering Hope blog post, documenting mass loss of homes and lives in Sudan and South Sudan. Just a few days later, I wrote in Cholera Falls Upon Us, just as we feared, of the subsequent cholera outbreak that always follows devastating flooding when there is no […]

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22 Sep

What Makes a Man

“Oh! I thought you were tall.” General Wiere Akoon said as he bowed toward me, laying his left cheek against my right one in the traditional South Sudanese greeting and patting my shoulder. “I don’t remember you looking so sad.” I thought, but thankfully didn’t blurt out, as he sized me down. Being the only woman […]

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12 Sep

Cholera Falls Upon Us

Every good storyteller knows that all epic stories have three acts—Act I: Everything is great and you love the characters. Act II: Some crisis presents itself throwing everyone and everything off kilter. Act III: Resolution. Think “Lord of the Rings.” Act I: Frodo and all the hobbits lived in a veritable utopia. Act II: Bilbo […]

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7 Sep

Hovering Hope

“In the beginning…the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Genesis 1:1-2, ESV). “I don’t know how to do this. I can’t do this. I don’t want to do this. It’s just too much.” […]

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27 Jul

Looking UP at Hope for South Sudan!

After many months of heavy artillery and armed combat terrorizing our orphans from all sides, we are elated to receive the following report from a major news source in South Sudan: Radio Miraya “Signs of normalcy have started showing up at the Hope for South Sudan Orphanage center in Torit which remained under tension for weeks, after […]

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