Category Archives: Mission-Hearted


#TBT Alexie’s Story: How I Survived Being Sold for Sex Trafficking

By | Mission-Hearted, My Life Is Crazy Too | 2 Comments

My name is Alexie. My family sold me for sex trafficking, I endured severe sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, neglect, and abandonment by my own family. My family often took me to hotels and would sell me to people for sex. I was forced into pornography at a young age and the abuse happened by several family members on a weekly and often daily basis. This is my story …

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Hope For Korah

How To Make 14 Men With Leprosy Feel Whole Again

By | Everyday Life, Mission-Hearted | 3 Comments

I will never forget the first time I got kissed on the lips from an old man with leprosy. I remember thinking, gosh, can I get this hideous disease from a kiss? I honestly had no idea, but, ended up getting more kisses, hugs, and hand holding all week with the most precious group of men I had ever met in my life. I was in love. For $60 a month you can sponsor a Hope For Korah Elder. Learn more here …

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My Crazy Adoption Blog/Kari Gibson

{Guest Story} I’m Doing It Afraid For God

By | Mission-Hearted, My Life Is Crazy Too | 7 Comments

As I walked out of the airport doors and into the hot thick air taking my first steps on Haitian soil, my first thoughts were, “I’m ACTUALLY in another country…a third-world country!” I remember being in absolute wonder and amazement by how God had even gotten me there. How God molded me and prepared me all of those years before, as well as, strengthened my parents with just the right amount of peace and comfort to cover them while I was on my first of many adventures to come. God started breaking my heart …

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How We Can Serve Here, There, and Everywhere

By | Everyday Life, Mission-Hearted | 4 Comments

You want to start serving in your community, but you don’t really know how or where to start. You want to make a difference in your community, but you don’t really know what to do. Discovering what breaks your heart is the perfect place to start praying that God will reveal your heart-beat. I share in today’s post 3 simple ways to serve locally in your own community … wherever you live.

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Azade,10 years, 2nd grade at the Girargie school. Fav subject is English

A big dream you can’t refuse

By | Mission-Hearted, My Life Is Crazy Too | 8 Comments

I’ve been friends for 14 years with my bestie Julie Neal and she NEVER ceases to amaze me. Julie obeyed God’s calling when He told her to dig a well in Chuko, Ethiopia (birth village of her son, Cruz) and never gave up! Her VERY famous brother could have helped her in a heartbeat, but she trusted God would do exactly what He said He would do and persevered. She wants to share with you her big dream you can’t refuse.

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Healing the Leper, Ethiopia

The last day of an extraordinary life

By | Everyday Life, Mission-Hearted | 17 Comments

Have you ever had an experience that flat-out changed your life? Looking back over past posts I wrote during the fourteen months on our mission adventure, I came across this personal favorite, the story about Sisay, who changed my life. I have often wondered what it would be like walking back in old testament times and witnessing the miracles of Jesus. One of my favorite bible stories is the healing of the lepers when only one came back to thank Jesus.

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