The Journey to Healing

Ainhara was born into a small family in Honduras. She received her first clubfoot casts at two days old in a private clinic not associated with Hope Walks. After two months of casting, the doctor moved Ainhara to leather shoes and said she would be fine, but something didn’t seem right to her parents. Pedro […]

From Haiti to Bateyes

In 2010, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake which destroyed homes and launched an already poor population into greater poverty. Years later, Haiti is deteriorating further as gang violence has led to a state of emergency in the country. Now, more than half of the 11 million people living in Haiti live off of $1 […]

Overcoming Obstacles, On and Off the Course

As participants ran or walked through powdered color throughout the course, volunteers assisted them with where to go. The entire course was dubbed as “challenge by choice,” meaning participants could opt out if they wanted to do so. However, they were encouraged not to skip an obstacle, but rather to overcome it. The idea for […]

Changing the Way the World Thinks Abouts Adults with Disabilities

The Brookwood Community provides meaning and purpose in the lives of adults with disabilities. Our Citizens are the heart of The Brookwood Community. Our day program started in 1983, and our first residential Citizens joined in 1985. Today, more than 200 Citizens work in one or more of our enterprises at our main campus in […]

There is a Solution

Daricson comes from a large and loving family. He is the youngest of five children, ranging in age from 22 down to three-year-old Daricson. When their little brother was born, they all were shocked by his clubfoot disability. We don’t know exactly what causes clubfoot, but we do know it’s not because of something the […]

School Children Create Connection Through Vitamins

Congolese children cradled the vitamin bottles in their arms as if they were trophies. These vitamins had come all the way from America. But what made them even more special was the fact that they were provided by children their ages. About a month earlier in Des Moines, Iowa, a group of schoolchildren from Valley […]

A Grandma’s Hope

Meet Mhambi, she lives in a village near Ladysmith, South Africa, a remote area with dirt roads and little access to governmental services.At 85 years old she cares for three great grandchildren and a granddaughter who is HIV positive. When we met Mhambi, in 2022, her joyous and tired eyes told us her story: every day was a struggle, and fighting for the next day was getting harder. Mhambi’s household qualified […]

Stewardship. It’s a word used often in Christian Circles.

STEWARDSHIP. It’s a word used often in Christian circles. At Loving One By One, we take it seriously. We don’t want to be a ministry that is always only standing with our hand out. With the purchase of the new land, we have expanded our farming greatly. The goal is to raise pigs, goats, and […]

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