Why every Christian is called to rescue orphans

Roxy Bertsch, a good friend from church and InterVarsity, sent us this article from the latest issue of Christianity Today. I loved the paragraph where the author addressed his fear of not being able to love an adopted child: “I was at first reluctant to adopt, because I assumed an adopted child would always be […]

Things are always changing in Guate.

As I was sitting in the front seat of the van this morning, I realized that, after seven trips, parts of Guatemala have become very familiar to me—the friends we see, the van we ride in, the volcanoes we pass, the communities we drive through, the routes we take.  They’ve become so familiar that they’re […]

Guatemala Day 1-Foreign Exchange (by Rachael)

As is usually the case in Guatemala, today tested the limits of our emotional and physical strength.  I. Am. Exhausted.  We started the morning by visiting one of the Compassion projects on the outskirts of Guatemala City.  There are currently 200 kids who participate in the after school/weekend program.  50 kids still need sponsors.  Interested?  […]

Headin’ Out

This time tomorrow, we’ll be in Guatemala! Nate and I are heading to Chicago this afternoon to enjoy a nice birthday dinner (Happy birthday, Nate!), some shopping at IKEA (Nate’s request, not mine), and a good night’s sleep before our plane takes off bright and early tomorrow morning at 5:40 a.m.  We’ll be traveling with […]

Welcoming the Wiggins (by Rachael)

Wind, cold, snow, and icy roads couldn’t keep us away. Last night, friends and family crowded around the exit gate at the Indy airport and anxiously awaited the arrival of the Wiggins family. With balloons, Spiderman t-shirts, and posters, our crowd attracted a bit of attention. But no one attracted more comments or stares than […]

Meet Estuardo (by Nate)

We’ve all met old souls. That person in a group who seems to speak truth and wisdom beyond their years. The one who can communicate volumes with their eyes that perhaps most others won’t ever understand. In this group of children, Estuardo is the old soul. If you’ve been following this blog since June, then […]