14 Feb


Today, my husband and I are reaffirming our love for one another by extending it to an orphan who’s lost his original family. His name is Iscopi Omar Anur Mondu; he is 12 years old and he attends school at MWP orphanage, Our Father’s Cleft in Nuba Mountains. Scott and I are already both so […]

2 Feb

A New Heart

Nearly three years ago, we found these little twins lying in a tukel with their mother swaying from a rope above them. Soldiers were invading her village, and she knew all too well what that meant. She just couldn’t bear it all again. By the time the twins were in our hands, they were both […]

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 […]

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 […]

18 Jan

Celebrating the Very Good News

April 2018 marks the 15th birthday of Make Way Partners. Sometimes, I still have to pinch myself to believe I’m awake and all this is real—especially our second high school graduation that took place last month, and sending our first graduates from last year off to university. Both of these graduating classes included children who 12 […]

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 […]

20 Dec

Fireside Reading: Year-End Newsletter is Here!

For we Southerners, at least, we’re having a cold winter—heating up my gratitude for our wood-burning stove which not only generates warmth for our home but also just the right sacred space to ease back and reflect upon the year of 2017. It takes setting aside intentional time and quiet space to grow deeply aware […]

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 […]

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; […]

5 Dec

Graduating High School – the New Norm

I trekked along a rutty path, having no idea where it led. Step-by-sweltering step, all I thought about was my aching feet, parched mouth, and empty stomach. But, none of those problems could be solved on the dusty airstrip where I’d been dropped, so off I set in search of answers. A clearing yawped open […]