Posted by Marcy P.

Recognized for Five Years of Service

We were recently recognized at an All Staff dinner for our five years of service to BFA. While they can’t cover everything in a few short minutes, the words they shared are deeply meaningful and we are grateful. The speaker here was Jeremy’s supervisor for his two years working at the Middle School campus. We … Continue reading

My Brave Back-Bend-Walking Beauty

My Brave Back-Bend-Walking Beauty

As parents, there are always opportunities to parent our kids from our own fears, our own past experiences, and from our heres-my-2nd-chance-to-live-through-my-kid-ness. Many of those moments slip us by without notice. Every now and then we have the blinding awareness that we have an opportunity to let our kids figure out who they are, without our … Continue reading

4 Years and Counting

4 Years and Counting

It’s been four years! Four years ago we started out on a crazy adventure. All we had were vision, faith, and a whole group of people standing with us financially and prayerfully when we boarded a plane and crossed the world. We had no idea that the refugee crisis would strike, giving us immediate access to … Continue reading

The Best Gift EVER

Words don’t even begin to convey the amount of joy and gratitude we experienced today. Two days ago we celebrated “Gotcha Day” – the sixth anniversary of the adoptions of two of our children. We splurged on a family meal out, celebrating the gift of these kids to our family, and the gift of a … Continue reading

I Was Naked And You Clothed Me

I Was Naked And You Clothed Me

“I was naked and you clothed me…” Okay, they didn’t come naked but they came wet. Dirty. Freezing. Frightened. One even came covered in Scabies. No joke. One of the opportunities God gave us was to see the whole process of clothing, from donation, to sorting and organizing, to clothing tents, to actually clothing people. If you have … Continue reading

When We Met at the Lenten Table

When We Met at the Lenten Table

While the refugees slept, we were told some of us could, too. Praise the Lord! We divided hours of sleep among ourselves. My two guys didn’t want to sleep at all and the rest of us thought we’d get what we could. One of the plastic containers is a napping room for the volunteers. It’s full … Continue reading

The Start of Something New

The Start of Something New

Our first morning in Lesvos greeted us with incredible views in every direction. We could see Turkey from the hotel… just across a small stretch of sea. The sound of old bells bounced off building and tree as sheep grazed their way across pastures. It was our first day and it was gorgeous. My Southern-California … Continue reading

Human Knots & Greek Hospitality

  The day before we flew out, the school dorms closed at noon. That meant we had 11 students in our care until our flight the next morning. We all crammed into my living room for a sub-sandwich lunch, the longest game of the human-knot ever, final preparation, and eventually a delicious soup for dinner. We … Continue reading

The 214-Hour Long Day

I’m sitting here debating how in the world to sum up a 214-hour long day. The day in which nights bled into day bled into night again, hours blurring into mass expanses of awake-ness… waiting, laughing, napping, cooking, cleaning, more waiting… until the waiting came to an end and the soaking wet, desperate, driven people … Continue reading