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Remember When | Back to School

Remember When | Back to School

I remember preparing for my first trip to Ghana back in 2006. I only had to buy clothing and gifts for seven children. Thirteen years later I find myself packing and preparing back to school items for close to one hundred children. Box after box of...

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Remember When | Breaking Ground

Remember When | Breaking Ground

  I remember when Touch A Life was looking for land to buy in Ghana and the search was brutal. Our organization had been working and partnering with other NGO’s on the ground for several years and we decided it was time to build our own care...

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UN Day Against Human Trafficking

UN Day Against Human Trafficking

A Touch A Life child, Millicent, along with Sophie and Freeman spoke at a UN Against Human Trafficking event on World Day Against Trafficking, July 30, 2019. Below is her speech that she read before the Minister of state and many foreign...

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Remember When | AJ

Remember When | AJ

I remember the first time I traveled with Andrew Johnson (aka AJ!) to Ghana. He was a young college student with tons of energy and he hit the ground running. All of the older boys in our program immediately gravitated to the cool dude who knew his...

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My Heart Felt At Home

My Heart Felt At Home

Where do I begin? “We were made to be part of a great adventure. One that is SHARED. We want it not merely for adventures sake but what it requires of us FOR others.” Art plays a huge role in my life and is a constant thread in my own story. Three...

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On the Edge

On the Edge

  I am on the edge of something that demands my attention. Have you been there? The edge is an uncomfortable place. It requires a leap of faith or backing up, because living there isn’t a viable option. When I was asked to prayerfully consider...

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Cycle for the Future – Week 1

Cycle for the Future – Week 1

WEEK ONE HAS BEEN TRULY AMAZING! Andrew (or AJ) has cycled 280 miles and spent 24 hours on his trusted bike, Ferdinand. The scenery is beautiful here in the Pacific Northwest – we’ve traveled through tiny towns, past lakes and over hills. Our...

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Cycle for the Future

Cycle for the Future

Let the Adventure Begin Starting June 1, 2019, AJ Johnson will be riding his bike across the country from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico (an approximate total of 1,800 miles) in an effort to raise $20,000 towards education and tuition for...

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Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

Have you ever asked someone when they are going to have children and their response is when we can afford them? I use to be one of these naïve people.  I always felt I shouldn’t have a child until I had the most stable job, owned a house, had a...

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What’s My Name?

What’s My Name?

"What’s my name?" A new volunteer will hear that time and time again during their stay at the Care Center in Kumasi. When I take teams, we always send out a master list of all the kids bios in advance so that the group can learn a few names + faces...

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