100 Faces of Hope/ 9: Excellence

100 Faces of Hope/ 9: Excellence

100 Faces of Hope/ 9: Excellence                                                     The photo on the left, me with Mishelle, just came up this week as a memory from November 7, 2014. This is what I wrote that day: “Another high school graduation this afternoon,...
100 Faces of Hope/ 8: Perseverance

100 Faces of Hope/ 8: Perseverance

100 Faces of Hope/ 8: Perseverance The span of her life has encompassed more loss than most people will ever know. Yet our beloved Doña Diega greets each day with a renewed sense of strength and a profound gratitude for the blessings in her life. She has been a...
100 Faces of Hope/ 7: Herminia

100 Faces of Hope/ 7: Herminia

100 Faces of Hope/ 7: Herminia Some people are just born with a thoughtfulness gene: Herminia is one of those people. Her tenderness and compassion the signs of a true caretaker. Herminia put her nursing studies on hold to have her children but her vocation shines...
100 Faces of Hope/ 6: Doña Diega

100 Faces of Hope/ 6: Doña Diega

100 Faces of Hope/ 6: Doña Diega I wish I could find the words to express how much inspiration Doña Diega’s dedication to learning gives me. In two weeks she will be 77 and she is the top student in her group of five studying for the 6th grade diploma. Her teacher...
100 Faces of Hope/ 5 : Pride

100 Faces of Hope/ 5 : Pride

100 Faces of Hope/ 5 : Pride My biggest weekend of the year followed by two days of meetings and packing, then 16 hours of travel door to door. Wednesday night I found myself questioning my sanity. What was I thinking? This trip was hard 23 years ago and it certainly...