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Not All Fixer Upper’s Are Houses

Today was one of the best project visits I have ever had with Compassion. I was almost giddy with excitement when I was told we were going to meet a single mother who needed some work done on her house. This could not be more up my alley. This is what I have trained for. I have watched countless hours of Fixer Upper and was even dreaming of creating a makeshift ship lap accent wall.… … Continue reading

Frightening Photo Bomb

We’ve all had that perfect picture photo bombed by someone. Their mere presence changes the photo entirely. Today, while visiting the home of Fransisco and Monica, we had an unexpected and frightening photo bomb. As we sat with Fransisco and Monica, we were having a normal Compassion visit, but something was different. Something was off. There was a heaviness to the house as we walked in and saw 18 year old Gabriella, lying under a sheet… … Continue reading

3 Mom Genes That Aren’t Out of Style

So, while no mom wants to be caught dead in a pair of mom jeans, moms all over the world do seem to have the same kind of Mom GENES. I realized this while visiting the home of Graciela in Guyaquil, Ecuador, with Compassion. Mom Gene 1: Moms pray for their kids. Graciela prays for her children to have a better life than hers. She prays constantly that God will protect her children, because in… … Continue reading

Advice For My Daughter As She Heads Off To College

I knew this day was going to come, and I truly am happy for my daughter as she heads off to college to become her own person.  However, there is some sadness that comes along with this as I will miss just being around her.  She and I had a great moment together last night, and she was the one crying and didn’t want to let me go.  As a father, it doesn’t get much… … Continue reading

Zach Williams Sings A New Jingle For KFC

Robert is a guy who listens to our show, and he thought Zach Williams could make some extra money from KFC with his song Chain Breaker…if he changed a few lyrics. So, Zach gave it a shot. We also talked about his love of cooking and the impact that his song “Chainbreaker” has had….especially on one 11-year-old girl. … Continue reading

The Biggest Thing Wally Found in This Tiny House

The “Tiny House” movement is sweeping America. There are shows on HGTV where hipsters choose to downsize and live in miniature rolling houses. In the Dominican Republic, however, tiny house living is not a choice. Today, we visited the home of Lisbeth. She is a 27-year-old mother of 3, and her house is less than 100 sq. feet. With the bed, a small table, and some odds and ends, the actual square footage to stand… … Continue reading

Are You a Hot Mess?

While none of us have it all together, sometimes your mess can feel especially hopeless. Do you feel like you’re out of options for a problem in your life? Have your friends flat out told you, “Maybe you should see a counselor”? Then we have you covered. Our friends at Rock House Center provide Biblical counseling to address the root of the problem, and we’ve partnered with them to help you through yours. In 250… … Continue reading