Dear Parents

Uganda Day 3-0034

My kids were 1, 3, and 5 years old when I went on my first mission trip with Sweet Sleep in 2009. Since then, my entire family has grown as a result. My children learned that by being a “big boy or girl” while I was gone, they were being obedient to God’s calling for our family. And as my … Read More

You Did It!

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Greetings from Sweet Sleep! Less than one year ago, we shared our vision to provide 2,500 beds to orphaned and vulnerable children around the world – an 80% increase over the previous year. We’re overjoyed to share that by the end of this week, we will have not only met, but exceeded that goal, thanks to your incredible generosity! In … Read More

Worship Every Day

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My journey to Uganda has been awesome. Of course the flight was long, but it was so worth it. God has allowed me to worship him every day on this trip. I am on the music team, and we have sung many praises to God. The children love to sing and already know many songs. Our favorites have been “My … Read More

Like Christmas

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I love the fact that God takes us out of our comfort zones. He didn’t make us to just be average. He knows what we are capable of with his power.  He is majestic in every way, and reflected throughout our day in all we do. It is amazing how you see him in every moment. We have begun our … Read More

A Week Of Love And Joy

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10 July 2016 It is exactly one week since I stepped into pastor Ion (John) Groza’s little church in Crihana-Veche, Moldova. Our team is temporarily stranded at the airport in London as a result of a flight delay for reasons unknown. I think maybe it is His way of giving me time to begin this writing. A lot has happened … Read More

Camp Romantica

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Moldova appears as a small, almost featureless country on the Eastern European maps. There are no great rivers or ocean ports in the country. It has little international strategic value, especially for Americans. We hardly ever hear of it. Quiet, unremarkable, and seemingly insignificant, there it appears on the maps. Ask the average American where it is and you get … Read More

Make Every Day Count

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Although it started like all the other days, day 3 on our Ugandan mission trip was entirely different than the other days. Brooke led the morning devotion then we were off on a one-hour drive to the northwest. As we arrived, the people were assembled and waiting out on the main road and escorted the van into the village as … Read More

Mercy

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I fell in love with a little girl today. Her name is Mercy, and she is severely handicapped. She struggles to maintain her balance, but she can walk. She has a mental handicap, but she can talk. She can see, but not well. I met Mercy in Alero, a village about one hour’s drive northwest of Gulu. She and another … Read More

Reignited

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Today!!! Oh, my heart.  As I write this, it is so heavy, but at the same time, filled with joy.  My tears are uncontrollable and I’m not sure if they are tears of joy or of sadness.  I’m guessing it’s a little bit of both.  I have been on a mission trip with Sweet Sleep before, and so far this year I haven’t … Read More

Imago Dei

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I woke up this morning praying to God that he open my eyes to what he wants me to see, and to place on my heart what is on his heart. I wasn’t prepared for what He was about to reveal. In my 20 years in the medical field, I thought I had seen just about everything in child illness … Read More