As #SaveOurChildren trends in social media and we increase awareness of child trafficking around the globe, many are left asking, “What can I do to help?” Three primary ways you can help prevent trafficking as well as being part of freeing children from captivity are:Foster or AdoptMentor children or teensVolunteer with trafficking organizations Fostering and

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As we gear up to celebrate the 4th of July in America and are in full swing of our summer vacation, my heart is burdened for the many children around the world whose lives look very different from many of ours.  I am particularly raw when I think about the children I have met and

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The post below has been provided by two Project 143 alumni, Karina and Nadia.  Both are now Latvian-American and we are so grateful for their insight into Latvian Name Days. The name we get from our parents is one of the most personal ‘things’ we have. Our name distinguishes us from other people, and, in many

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I was busy in the kitchen and only somewhat paying attention. I turned around to see her examining her hands. I turned back around to continue fixing lunch and she again said she didn’t know what was wrong with her skin. This time, I took a few steps towards her and looked closely at her

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“Mom, It’s Borsch not Soup”and Other Food Lessons I’ve Learnedfrom Our Ukranian Host KidsOur family has hosted children five times from Ukraine. Each of these five times we have hosted the same brother and sister pair and the last two of these five times we added another host son to the mix. Besides hosting, we

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When Maternal Instinct Kicks In PROJECT 143 host mom, Daron Northrup, rushes to her host child’s side half way around the world, when she receives the news of his accident. A fall from a thirty foot tree left him with a severely broken leg, three surgeries and despair and desperation in his voice. Dropping everything,

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