November 23, 2022
Did you know that more than half of the world’s poorest people are children? Poverty disproportionately impacts children—even though they make up only 30% of the global population. Many of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa, where families tend to have more children and, as a result, face more barriers to sustaining a living wage. […]
March 18, 2021
Generosity is commonly associated with financial giving—a monthly tithe envelope or an automatic deduction from a bank account. When we look at the generosity of the Bible, though, we see it goes deeper than just the amount of money we’re willing to donate. When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the […]
November 2, 2022
A middle-of-the-night awakening for Matt Hartsell initiated the concept of an orphan care ministry while he and his wife Barb were adopting their daughter Allyson in Novorossiysk, Russia in June of 1999. The adoption of another daughter, Tiffani from China, and multiple missions trips to Romania to work with street children further enhanced the unquenchable […]
July 29, 2021
One of the sweetest people we met in Malawi was an old man in his eighties, living by himself. When we visited, he was surrounded by local children who clearly loved him. I don’t know how to spell his name, so we’ll call him M. As it turns out, M is pretty popular. He’s an […]
July 21, 2021
Over the past several weeks, we’ve taken a closer look at the on-the-ground work in Zomba and Thyolo. It’s hard to sum everything up into concise paragraphs, and it’s even harder to tie everything into a nice bow. But I have saved my very favorite Malawi Snapshot for this—the last blog. With projects like clothing […]
July 15, 2021
The day I met Tia , she was wearing a bright yellow sundress—and absolutely smoking me in a game of keepaway. When I picture her now, I cannot envision her without a smile. She was joy embodied. Later (after she soundly beat me in keepaway and showed off some of her dance moves), I sat down […]
July 7, 2021
The first text we got from James when we landed in Malawi said, “We’re excited to show you the warm heart of Africa.” I wrote the phrase down immediately—because what a picture, right? According to my cursory Google search (very professional), Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” because of the kindness of […]
Lessons gleaned from world travel, time with the poor, and personal brokenness.
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February 15, 2021
When Julie Heindel felt God calling her heart toward helping children overseas, she knew she wanted to join a mission that truly invested in kids’ lives to make a lasting difference. Her passion for volunteering goes beyond just meeting immediate needs—which is why she got involved at FCW. By serving with Forgotten Children, Julie knows […]
August 11, 2020
Poverty is a debilitating barrier; it prevents families all over the world from owning property, accessing education, and ultimately earning living wages. As a result, children feel the effects—and the consequences are devastating. According to UNICEF, in the world’s poorest countries, more than 25% of kids are engaged in child labor, leading to lost opportunities […]
June 4, 2020
Everyone volunteers for a different reason. Some people want to improve the world; some people choose to make a difference after retirement; some people just love to serve. For Tonya Smith, it’s all about family—and volunteering at FCW is something she can do with her kids. “A big thing for me is raising my kids […]
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