On any given trip to Korah as part of our nightly routine, our team sits down after dinner to participate in something we call “Highs and Lows”. As it’s name would suggest, this is a time for us to hit pause from our busy days of serving to reflect & process together. This is not an activity we take lightly. It is fully necessary for every team member’s well-being and mental/emotional health during our busy weeks on the ground.
We see a lot of hard things on these trips. We hold babies with HIV/AIDS. We hold hands with Lepers. We actively engage with those not physically or mentally well. We are invited into homes that have dirt floors, tarps for roofs that are smaller than some of our closets.
As a team, it not only helps cement our unity, but also serves as a time to reflect and be present with one another as we laugh & cry our way through the week we spend “in the trenches”.
As we sit here after another amazing trip to Korah, we want to invite you to pull up a seat and enjoy reading about some of our “Highs and Lows” in this Newsletter. We are always fully aware that we could not do what we do “in the trenches” without those of you back home cheering us on & supporting us prayerfully, financially, and otherwise.
We are so grateful for the amazing team that served in Korah with us and for the entire Out of the Ashes Community. Your love & encouragement are needed and always noticed.
With Much Love and Thankfulness,
This past year we had a milestone moment: we achieved 100% Sponsorship within the Out of the Ashes’ student list.
Having hit that milestone, we decided to add fifty new kids to our ranks.
We had a chance last July to visit the homes of some of these fifty new kids. To say that they and their families were excited for the opportunity to join Out of the Ashes and be able to go to school would be an understatement. As we visited with the parents of these fifty new kids, many told us that they had waited anxiously for weeks to receive word on whether their son or daughter had received an invitation.
On this trip, we were able to not only visit their homes, but also paid a visit to their schools.
Here’s what we can tell you: they are a joy-filled, excited, and energetic cohort to be sure!
They were eager to engage with us whether inviting us to play games, or asking us to listen as they showed off their English speaking skills in spoken word and at times through singing.
We are beyond excited to watch this group of bright-eyed, fresh-faced little ones rise through the ranks of school as they pursue their dreams of becoming doctors, teachers, engineers, pilots and beyond.
We currently have around 24 of these new students who do not currently have a Sponsor.
If you or someone you know think you would be a good match to come alongside & cheer them on as they pursue their dreams — just click on the button below to be taken to our current “Waiting Children” list on our website. We would love to help connect you to a child. Every trip is proof positive to us that Sponsorship not only changes the life of the Student — but of their families and their community at large as well!