2020 has been full of many new challenges and pushed every family, business, and organization to find new ways to do their familiar activities.  Unfortunately, for international orphan hosting, it has been a year of many disappointments and struggles for caregivers across the globe. A bright “new” that has come from the change and hardship

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Adoption, fostering and hosting can be hard. It isn’t a hero story. It isn’t even a rescue story. It is a story of redemption. It is a story filled with hardship but tinged with hope. It’s one, I believe, we should be more apt to share with our church family. Pastor, you may very well

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In this story, Carol Ohime shares how retirement took an unexpected turn and brought guests to her empty nest.”I thought to myself, “What’s five weeks with a 12-year-old girl?” We were two years from retirement. Our life was heading towards that quieter season. There’s no such thing as too old, right?” – CarolOne evening, about four

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Six of the seven continents on Earth have been impacted by the coronavirus and COVID-19.  Hosting programs were not able to be conducted for Summer 2020 due to travel restrictions and there are many factors that Project 143 continues to monitor as we look forward to the winter host programs. The logistics of a host program

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Our story may be a side and perspective though that rubs some people the wrong way as we don’t believe that “love heals everything”. It doesn’t… but it is a great place to start. If your family has to look and act a certain way and be ties up in a nice bow… hosting and

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Two and a half years ago, Valik was adopted by a family who never gave up on him. No matter how much he resisted, pushed them away, and tried to scare them off, they still loved him. He recently wrote a paper for school about being hosted and then adopted, and it is very eye-opening

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I grew up in Rezekne, Latvia, a town thirty miles from the Russian border. When I was 10 my mother died and everything in my life changed. My next stop was an orphanage in my hometown. I stayed at the orphanage for six months and then moved in with a foster family from Valmiera, a

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I will never forget the moment I first saw Aleksandra in her orphanage in 2007. While her bright smile and auburn hair were the first things I noticed, it didn’t take long to sense there was a special light inside her. One of the amazing things about God is how and when He connects our

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Our house used to be neat, orderly and oh-so-blissfully quiet.Now it is loud, chaotic and just a little bit smelly at times. That’s because, a little over a year ago, we adopted Ginters, an 8-year-old boy from Latvia whom we first met while hosting through Project 143 in the summer of 2017. I flew alone

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