Choosing the "Best": AHOPE

Since coming home from Ethiopia, I have been considering the many ways I could be involved in ministry and service to the people there. Recently an opportunity came my way that was truly a “best”among the “good.” I have been asked to be the AHOPE Supplies Coordinator. This primarily means that I will be coordinating donations of supplies with travelers who will carry them over. It will also include seeking out donations of needed items….and of course, I am already dreaming of some of those things.

If you read my blog you know that I have great admiration and respect for the work of AHOPE. What began as a hospice for HIV+ children has become so much more. The children now have access to lifesaving antiretroviral drugs and nearly twenty of them have either been adopted or are in the process of being adopted. AHOPE now also does outreach to the community and supports children who are able to remain with their families. If you would like to know more, please check out the AHOPE website.

I’ll post more information soon.


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Kris Long
    January 9, 2008

    Yay Lisa! I am so excited about this! What an excellent way to be able to serve. So glad you were the one they thought to ask!

  2. Heidi Mehltretter
    January 10, 2008

    Very exciting. I hope I can help you.

  3. learningpatience
    January 10, 2008

    Oh, wow!!! I was wondering who would be doing this! Yay for you!

  4. shell
    January 11, 2008

    you will be great!!


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