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Lives in Mechanicsburg, PA, with his wife. Works full time as a mechanical engineer.


Husband, father, pastor. Fan of Arsenal. Zimbabwe Director for Forgotten Voices.


Foodie, locavore, social media volunteer.


Director of Project Management, proud mom of an impish preschooler, grew up in Papua New Guinea.


Pastor, mentor, soccer aficionado and Chicago fan. Enjoys the Bible, books on leadership, transformation, and the work of the church.


Elder and missions board chair at his church. Desires most to have US churches reach out to provide for orphans in Africa.


Director of Impact for Forgotten Voices, wife, mother of two, loves coffee, traveling, learning and advocating for the voiceless.


Pursuing a degree in Crisis Counseling. Loves to travel and experience new things.


creative catalyst. love coffee, music and traveling.


Africa / Zambia Director for Forgotten Voices. Husband, father, and fan of Arsenal.


Husband, father, advocate for children orphaned by AIDS. President of Forgotten Voices. Fan of the Red Sox, Dr Pepper, and improving the world.


A Father to the Fatherless

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.  Psalm 68:5 With a quiet, unassuming presence, he gently put his hand to her chin to lift up her eyes: “You are special and a gift from …

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Sethi: A Mother’s Day Story About Living Under God’s Grace

  Thirteen-year-old Nothando is full of life and hope: “When I grow up, I aspire to be a scientist because it’s something that I’ve always wanted and I’m good at science… I’ve always wanted to know about the things that …

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Mrs. Sakala: A Mother’s Day Story of Water, Hope and Dignity

Continents and cultures divide us, but Mrs. Sakala is a lot like many moms we know: She cares deeply for her six kids, and she does what it takes to meet their needs. However, Mrs. Sakala faces challenges that most …

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Rivers of Unwept Tears – How Forgotten Voices Embraces Grief

Can I have a snack? Can you help me go potty? Can we go outside and play? Can you zip my coat?  Kids always need something from their parents – even when they are older. To this day, I occasionally …

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“Never Have I Received Such a Gift”

Through our partnerships with local African churches, Forgotten Voices seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of orphaned and vulnerable children like Patience. Six-year-old Patience lives with her mother, aunt and grandparents in a rural area called Silubwabwa Village, …

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God’s word is true! How active listening demonstrates Jesus’ love

Active listening shapes understanding Since the beginning of our work in Africa, I’ve seen the power of active listening. It was most apparent when I didn’t know what to do. For, when we don’t know what to do, we face …

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Prayers and Praises

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV We hope you will be encouraged by the opportunity to join Forgotten Voices in lifting a few specific prayers …

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