16: Shannon Allred Cox, Haitian Roots

Shannon Allred Cox and her husband knew upon adopting their son from Haiti that life would never be the same. A short time later, with the help of others, they formed Haitian Roots, an organization which aims to educate Haitian orphans. Shannon talks about the how the Lord strengthens her in the work she does, […]

Joseph Peterson: The Hard Realities of Service

The following is an excerpt from the travel journal of Joseph Peterson while doing humanitarian work in Ethiopia with ASCEND Alliance, a Salt Lake City-based NGO. In a small village three hours outside the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, Joseph helped manage a visiting medical expedition of doctors and volunteers in the summer of 2008. I […]

010: Jason Burton, Yehiwot Raey (Vision of Life)

Getish working on his pottery skills. You won’t want to miss this episode of No Poor Among Them. As a young man, Jason Burton left his home in Oregon and worked at a hospital in Ethiopia. As he tended to many of the children, he realized that after a lot of the boys and girls […]

Why the “Own Mask First” Philosophy is Wrong

You’ve all heard it before. And it’s incessantly applied to every situation as if it were the title of the only duet ever sung by Plato and Socrates (before they broke up and Plato went on to have a successful career as a solo artist): “before helping others, make sure your own oxygen mask is […]

009: Nicole Luscher and Becca Van Leuven, HELP International, Part 2

Becca and Nicole with children in Guatemala. In this episode, we speak to past HELP International participants Nicole Luscher and Becca Van Leuven. Both served in Guatemala, where their friendship was born, and Nicole went on to serve as a country director in Uganda. Hear them talk about why they chose to go on this […]

Make it a Wonderful Life

  My family and I recently re-watched the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. This long-cherished Christmas story, made in 1946, has consistently come to be known as one of the best movies of all time, even though it was initially poorly received by critics. It’s the story of the weary hero […]

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