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PVI's 11 Years of Ministry

It was a dark night eleven years ago when we arrived from South Africa.  Zimbabwe was quiet, most people were asleep.  All we had was an address.  Searching a dark street in Zimbabwe, we found the home of Pastor Bonface and his wife Tabitha. This couple are the founders of the  Youth with a Vision  ministry and the  Sending Church  which meets in a school classroom in a dusty suburb of Harare.   We ate a simple welcoming meal and got down to... Read More
at Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Strawberry Picking in Korea

  In Korea, schools celebrate their anniversary by giving the children a school holiday!  This April our partner  Isaac Children’s Home  celebrated their elementary school anniversary. For a fun “day-off” activity, the ICH volunteers took the kids on a field trip to a strawberry farm.  Wow what a day it was!     Staff were initially worried students would become uncomfortable picking the strawberries.  These are... Read More
at Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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TBRI's Immediate Impact:Two Levels

Dear Friends of Global Orphan Care, I’ve just returned from two intense months in Russia and Mexico, capping off a long seven-month period of extensive travel and training. I’m tired. Now it’s good to sit back and reflect. Has all this flurry of activity actually accomplished anything?  I am moved to consider looking at this question from several angles. Orphans Impacted More than 200 orphans in Russia and 400 orphans in Mexico directly impacted by my... Read More
Posted by Wayne Sneed at Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Kids, River Crossings, Portuguese, Braids, Deep Conversations, and My Hero!

Well, this update is going to be mainly centered around my trip to South America this past month, although I have a dedication at the end of the update. So after travelling to Peru (last update), I headed to Ecuador!   A big part of this trip was getting to spend time as a family. I hadn’t been able to see some of my kids who are from Ecuador in over 2 years, so it was so great to be able to meet up. I first went down to the coast of Ecuador to spend a few days with... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Thursday, May 3, 2018
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Holdin' Down the Fort

This past month has gone from one extreme of having lots of family around to now just being by myself with the kids, but let me tell you a little bit about the highs, lows, and in-betweens.    I know that we have shared in the past about Peyton and Austin, but we love both of those boys so much. We really enjoy being able to share a deep love for missions and learning about a global God together, so we try to spend as much time with them as we can.  First, we are... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Monday, April 9, 2018
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Rewiring and Restoring Blog #2

To all who prayed me through this last trip to Russia... THANK YOU!  I hope this little report will be a tremendous encouragement to you that our prayers do matter.  I have absolutely no doubt, that your prayers were the reasons I got through all the teachings in spite of being sick and exhausted most of the time, for the incredible effectiveness of the trainings, and the ease of preparations in spite of everything being last minute. First I trained about 30 lay church... Read More
Posted by Wayne Sneed at Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Leprosy... in White River South Africa? Never!

Well that was my response until I met Agosthino. Until I looked into his infected eyes, felt the missing finger digits in a gentle hand shake and saw tender gratitude in a pain-weary face. Agosthino, poor and emaciated and suffering the cruel legacy of leprosy, came alone from Mozambique as a foreign migrant seeking medical attention. He got more than he hoped for.   After arriving in Msholozi township in White River and finding a place to sleep, Agosthino gathered his... Read More
at Monday, March 5, 2018
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A New Home for Daughters of the King

We moved into a a bigger and better home!  The owners of the house we were renting wanted to put the house up for sale. Our board of directors had contemplated us buying a house, but this house was just too expensive because of the location. Our board started looking into the option of us paying the bank each month instead of rent and started looking at houses on the market. They found a beautiful home at a very good price, just a little outside of town. So we are no longer renting... Read More
at Monday, March 5, 2018
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Rewiring and Restoring Blog #1

Dear Friends of Global Orphan Care: I could write a book on how TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention), which I teach to global orphan care workers and foster families, has deepened my understanding of the gospel and my love for the Father and His great tenderness towards us. The Father uses everything in creation to reveal His power and character to us. Everything is a metaphor about ultimate reality. He isn’t random in what He does. The way He designed for us to develop... Read More
Posted by Wayne Sneed at Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Heads or Tails?

I was recently listening on the radio and they were talking about lucky pennies. If the penny is heads up, then it will bring you good luck. If it is tails up, then you should flip it over so that it will bring good luck to the next person who comes along. We don’t really believe in all of those superstitions or old wives tales, but we did want to share with you a little bit of the “tails up” version of our lives for the past few months…to truly be vulnerable.... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Monday, February 19, 2018
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