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Why? | Denise Schmitt

I have been volunteering for Touch A Life since 2009. I am usually in the background, working on the finances. How did I get involved way back then? 2008 was a very hard year for me. Work was incredibly stressful and busy – I wasn’t able to take any time off that...

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Why? | Sarah Mast

In 2018, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to the Care Center when the agency I work for partnered with Touch A Life  to assist with marketing efforts. Traveling has always been a passion of mine, so I was thrilled to have the chance to visit Ghana....

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Why? | Hunter Lacey

I first heard of Touch A Life in 2015, the summer I interned here while I was a college student at Pepperdine University. Rachel Brown, our Development Director, and I share Pepperdine as our alma mater, and I stumbled upon her work in an online interview while I was...

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Why? | April Bunch

A quick introduction to who I am: follower of Jesus, wife to Rob, mom of two boys, biologist, teacher, and art enthusiast here to spread hugs, smiles, beauty, and knowledge wherever I can. The decision to move our family to Ghana for 6 months and become a part of the...

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Why? | Rob Bunch

I’ve always had a passion for helping people in need and became involved with Touch A Life through divine appointment at a business dinner with the organization’s co-founders, Pam and Randy Cope. After hearing Pam and Randy share about Jantsen’s Gift, Pam’s memoir,...

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Why? | Mr. Morgan and Ma Paulina

The Morgans, our head houseparents at the Care Center in Ghana, each love Touch A Life with all their hearts. Today, they share their "why" with you! Mr. Morgan: I was a teacher for five years in a small village called Akuvikofe, and that was where I was first...

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Why? | Rachel Brown

In March of 2009, Pam and I traveled to Ghana to together. It was my second trip to the country and my first as a Touch A Life employee. During our second leg of the trip, we went to Lake Volta, a man-made body of water in northern Ghana where there are an estimated...

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Why? | Pam Cope

I know at Touch A Life we talk a lot about what we do, but today I want to focus on why we do what we do. I have been asked many times why I work in Ghana, West Africa, when there are so many needs in the United States. I wish I had the perfect answer to that...

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Remember When | Dear Mark

 December 2009 Dear Mark, If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life it’s that time goes too quickly. Before we know it, in a blink of an eye, or an irregular heart beat, everything we have can be gone. Without warning. Without a chance to even say good-bye. So...

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Remember When | Quilts

  I remember ten years ago when two of my dear friends Lisa Bloecher and Stacey Young made all the Touch A Life kids a quilt of their own. They worked endlessly together customizing all the colors, names, and scriptures to bless each child’s personality. I will...

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