TOGETHER we can make a DIFFERENCE | Sierra Leone, Africa]

For those that missed our BIG announcement, you can check it out HERE. Love, Me is headed to Sierra Leone, Africa to love on and serve 84 Orphans at the Wellington Orphanage near Freetown, one of the most violent and poorest cities in the world.  The war there has destroyed much more than the political infrastructure or deemed Sierra Leone the title of the “poorest country in the world” … it as completely ravaged the souls of its people.  Many of those souls are the littlest and most vulnerable among us. Children.  These children have been left fatherless, motherless, and often the only survivors out of what was once a large family, many of them witnessing the brutal massacres of their loved ones first hand.  Without any place to go, these orphans rely on places like the Wellington Orphanage, to take them in and not only meet their physical needs, but to attempt to restore some resemblance of hope in their hearts through the redemptive power of God’s love.  It is with a humble heart and great privilege that Rachel and I get to travel to Sierra Leone this March to love on and serve these children, but to also carry out our Photographic Calendar Project to raise money to support these 84 beautiful kids.

Below is a sideshow created by the founder of The World Should Know, Chris Shabay.  I had the amazing opportunity to photograph the Shabay’s before the holidays.  Chris and Wendy adopted Isaac from Liberia, after Sierra Leone closed down adoption while they were trying to bring home, Samuel, their other son.  This process spawned what is now The World Should Know and I am so grateful to be a part of something so much bigger than myself.  So, I ask you to join hands with Rachel and myself, with Chris and his family, and with The World Should Know … because together, we truly can make a difference.

If you want specifics or want to be included in our newsletter about this entire journey, or want to travel to Sierra Leone yourself! please leave a comment filing in your email address.  Just in the last year alone, a well has been dug to provide clean water to these orphans, helping to fight against malaria and other various diseases.  Chris was able to raise money to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for the kids.  They eat only rice twice a day and for many it was their first time ever having real food or protein of any kind.  Those are just a few of the small miracles that can happen when people like you and me give of ourselves.  A little multiplied by a lot = change.  Please submit your tax free donation by clicking on the donate button below!  Stay tuned for more information about our journey and pass along this link to those that want to make a difference!

spread YOUR love.: […] back.  If you missed it from the beginning on this year you can go back and read about it starting HERE. Not only did you follow, but many of you lifted us up in prayer and gave what you could (we […] (Feb 26, 2015 at 10:28 am)
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Erin Carlyle: are such an inspiration to us all! I'm so excited for you and so proud of you! I just donated! XOXOX (Mar 01, 2009 at 22:33 pm)
Susan Dean: I'd like the newsletter ... AWESOME!!! (Feb 09, 2009 at 15:06 pm)
Wendy: My sister lived in Sierra Leon for a year. I've forwarded your sight to her as she fell in love with the people of Sierra Leon while she lived there. She too is working hard to help them. (Feb 08, 2009 at 11:45 am)
MD: I'll take the newsletter. And P.S., what am I going to do without you for 10 days???? (Feb 04, 2009 at 22:12 pm)
Jamie Kutter: I've decided you need to take me with you! It is a must.... (Feb 04, 2009 at 21:34 pm)
Jaimers: I speak from experience when I say this trip will change your lives. Bless you both! (Feb 04, 2009 at 19:34 pm)