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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.


“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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Edson: a story of perseverance

Though faced with difficult circumstances from a young age, Edson’s perseverance, his church’s involvement, and Forgotten Voices’ partnership have worked to shape this young man’s story into one of hope. View this beautiful collection of photos and story… EDSON by …

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An Advent Devotion: Reflecting Love | Hope Chapel

Greetings Friends, When we celebrate Christ’s birth throughout the season of Advent, we recognize Jesus as the source of our hope, the root of our faith, and the basis of our joy. Our final Advent devotional this Christmas season invites …

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An Advent Devotion: Embodying Joy | Thenjiwe’s story

  Greetings Friends, Throughout Advent, we “anticipate” and prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth long ago. Yet the season of Advent also calls us to remember what God has for us here and now: Joy, new life, and the reality of being …

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An Advent Devotion: Faith in Action | Meet Francis

The second week of Advent invites us to focus on FAITH. May Francis’ story be an invitation to reflect on your personal walk with the Lord through whatever circumstances you are facing in this season. Furthermore, we invite you to consider …

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