COF Trip

Haiti: Work, Water & a Wedding

Haiti is a hot, hard place.  Kristy Stark, member of the COF team, can testify to the hardship of life in Haiti, especially since the earthquake that up-ended any previous […]

Hope in Uganda…

Yesterday when we entered the compound of Cherish Uganda, we were introduced to the HOPE principles that fuel the hearts & minds of all who work, live and participate in […]

Welcome to Burundi!!

The group from COF made it safe and sound to Burundi and miraculously their luggage did too!! Tomorrow we’ll be having some Kirundi lessons before we head off to Bubanza […]

The Danger of a Single Story…

“I have always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or a person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person. The […]

Jana Kincer shares…

The very first day in Burundi, the very first meeting, the very first friend…I want to tell you my story. I was a little bit anxious. I am a very […]

Johnie Jones III shares…

My story is very brief. Before coming to Burundi I didn’t really value relationships. I was all about what i could “get” or what someone could “give” me. And after […]

En Route

What an amazing time together with our Batwa friends! I don’t think any of us (Texan or Batwa) will ever be the same! Claude and I want to let you […]

Days Four & Five Up-country…

We’ve been up-country visiting our Batwa friends in their homes… Day FourClaude & Kelley hosted everyone for lunch at their home. Robert & Myra greeted their friend, Sandrine, at Mikike […]

A Glimpse of Day Three

Here are some snapshots from our third day in Bujumbura with the Batwa… More blessings with our Batwa friends.Teaching friends how to take some pictures… always fun!We played together in […]

A Glimpse at Day Two

A few snapshots from Day Two…We are growing close… touch communicates that truth.The Batwa Blessing is offered… to the Batwa friends!As our caravan of jeeps entered the village of Bubanza, […]

Images from Day One!

Here are some snapshots from day one…Greetings began as soon as the Texans and Batwa saw one another!And singing started just as fast!The Batwa women came dressed in their traditional […]

Ground Work

This past week, we were privileged to received David and Sydneyann Binion Shook for few days in Burundi. They came to visit their Batwa friends, connect with the Batwa students […]