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This Adorable Story Shows What YOU Made Possible!

You don’t even know how much of an impact you made, but you’re about to! This story will stick with me forever. During Spring Support Drive, WAY-FM listeners provided 6,051 pairs of shoes for kids in poverty through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls and… I got to be the one to actually put them on kids’ feet!   Most of the kids were pretty shy, BUT this one kid comes, he sits down right in front of… … Continue reading

See How a Pair of Miss-Matched Socks Changed a Listener’s Life

After working with children all morning, I was a little nervous about working with one of the mothers. As I sat on the floor in front of her chair, I knew the only thing she could possibly say that I would understand was “Hola,” so I decided to be the first to say it in an effort to at least express friendliness even if I couldn’t verbally show it in any other words. She responded… … Continue reading

Children in Guatemala Are Learning to Forgive Because of You

Imagine being curled up in your bed at night falling fast asleep holding a pair of sneakers. It sounds ridiculous, but that’s exactly what the children want to do in the group foster home that I visited in Guatemala with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. Sixteen year old Diego is like most of the children who enter this home, he came in with only the clothes on his backs as his belongings. His shoes were… … Continue reading

You Reminded a Child in Guatemala that God is With Them Through a Pair of Shoes

“Suzi is so full of life and happy, you would never even know that she is sick.” This sentence stopped me in my tracks. “Suzi?” I asked. “The Suzi that just played with us all morning and was all smiles? She seems so healthy.” Then the English teacher at Buckner’s Family Hope Center in Guatemala began to explain to me that although Suzi seemed happy with us today, she was in a coma from a… … Continue reading

See How You Provided Hope for This Family in Guatemala!

“There is one final child who will need shoes today,” they said as they led 4 year old Wendy over to me.   Her faced seemed slightly unsure of me as I led her to a chair and helped her take off her old, dirty, worn out sandals. Wendy’s concern broke into excitement when I presented her brand new velcro sneakers thanks to many WAYFM listeners just like you! Joy here, and I am in Guatemala with… … Continue reading