1 Sep

MWP New Website

I am not a person who worries much about numeric growth or size of ministry. What matters to me is discerning the direction God desires for both my personal life and the ministry I am called to lead—then, follow that to the best of my ability. Often, I feel the miracles Make Way Partners is […]

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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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25 Jul

Make Way PARTNERS

Make Way Partners is more than an organization name; it is a clarion call to each of us.  First inspired from the story of Joseph in Genesis, as Pharaoh adopts him, calling for everyone to, “Make Way” for his new son. We see this same theme repeated many times throughout the biblical narrative, including John […]

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13 Jul

In the News: Make Way Partners Orphans

I receive daily calls and emails from so many of you from around the world who cry with me for the man-made catastrophic storm of South Sudan. The entire staff—and the thousands of women and children we serve—hold onto Hope, which comes through the spirit of your prayers and financial support to keep the work […]

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11 Jul

Children of the Caves

Many years ago, I sat crying in a thicket of lush green grass in the depths of a cavernous valley staring up at the daunting height of the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. I cried because I had prepared myself for every sort of depravity, but instead what I seemed to have fallen into was sheer beauty. Beauty […]

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15 Jun

War Closes Access to Hope for South Sudan Orphanage

Earlier this week, MWP Sr. Field Coordinator Eugenio Kirima flew to Hope for South Sudan to pick up Moses and Lokolong. Both boys display symptoms of infection – one with his ear and one with his eye. Recently we brought another young boy, Simplicio, to our Safe House in Kenya, who needed specialized treatment for a very similar […]

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8 May

Twins Freed from Slavery Need a Home

Angel and Honor are 9-year-old orphan twins which Make Way Partners just rescued from slavery. Both of their parents died in the war and genocide of Nuba Mountains. The twins’ father was killed in combat. Afterwards, their mother tried her best to farm enough to keep them alive, but it was very difficult alone. Besides, […]

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5 May

35 to Life

I once watched a movie where a plague had hit the world with infertility. The movie begins at a stage in time when no child had been born into the world for more than two decades. Havoc-run-amuck set the pace for the depravity of life lived with the knowledge that nothing you did—or did not […]

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6 Apr

A 13 Year Old with a Story to Be Told

When I first began writing Passport through Darkness I remember listening to a publisher discourse on how he might market such a book. He said, “Certainly, we couldn’t class it as a memoir because you’re too young to write a marketable memoir.” My Appalachian father would have vehemently argued that case with him, as most of […]

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4 Apr

Filling Dangerous Holes with Love

St John of the Cross wrote, “Love is the measure by which we will be judged; where there is no love, PUT love.” Recently, as I lay in ICU riddled with pain and a difficult medical choice to make, the thought ran through my mind, “This is not a good day.” I willed myself to […]

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