LAHASH BLOG

  • Travel Team Update: “Nipe Tumaini”

    Written by Josh Petersen Here's another update from our travels through East Africa last month! I am pleased to say that we had safe travels in our many bus rides.  We were able to spend a night in Kampala at the children's home there.  We had a good time checking in on them and enjoying their excitement over Christmas gifts which they received recently.  Some of them were proudly showing off mattresses and new shoes, or ...

    Posted at June 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Introducing the 2015 Servant Team

    Meet the 2015 Lahash Servant Team! Ohilda Difo (we call her Difo), Brett Marshall, and Megan Jackson. This brave group has committed the next 6 months of their lives to learn from and serve vulnerable people in Portland, Oregon and in East Africa. At Lahash, we love to tell the stories of our East African friends. We ...

    Posted at June 25, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,Servant Teams | 1 Comment
  • Celebrating 10 years of ministry

    10 years ago a team of three friends and I met on the second floor of my apartment in Portland, Oregon. We prayed and then chatted over our dreams of starting a new ministry that would partner with East Africans in service of the many vulnerable kids in that region. We committed to pursuing a few ...

    Posted at June 18, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Travel Team Update: “Bus Seats & Crocodile Eats”

    By Josh Petersen from Adjumani, Uganda After only 22 hours of bus travel with a couple of hours rest in between, we have arrived safely in Adjumani! Thanks be to God that we are here and enjoying time with the children and staff of Amazing Grace Children's Home. It has been wonderful to be surrounded by the laughter of the kids and peacefulness of the countryside.

  • Highlights from CONNECT – Our Northwest Sponsorship Event

    At Lahash, we are deeply grateful to be a part of a community of sponsors that value relationship with the children they sponsor. On April 25th, over 60 people gathered at CONNECT, our sponsorship event in Portland, to connect more deeply with the children in the sponsorship program. Sponsors created 37 beautiful letters that day full of love and encouragement to the kids they sponsor.

    Posted at May 22, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,Portland,Sponsorship | 0 Comment
  • Lahash Travelers: Rwanda Update

    From Kigali, Rwanda by Josh Petersen: Our team arrived safely in Kigali on Monday the 18th, and we have been enjoying our time here. Our new friends at ERM have been wonderful hosts. George Rwuambari is the Africa Coordinator for ERM and has been able to show us around Kigali and give us a good picture of ERM's local ministry. The organization has been around for several years doing child sponsorship, care of widows from the genocide, and ...

    Posted at May 22, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Meet Philemon

    Philemon, a six-year-old boy in Tanzania, has dreams of becoming a doctor someday. He is known for being very persistent and asking many questions. He has two brothers and two sisters, and often helps his mother care for the youngest sister. Unlike many vulnerable children in the area, Philemon lives with both his parents. However, they are both limited by mental disability. His family’s home is ...

    Posted at May 20, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,GHMD,Sponsorship,Tanzania | 0 Comment
  • Remembering Omary

    Yesterday we received sad news from our partners at Path of Hope in Tanzania. Omary, a boy in our sponsorship program became seriously ill at the end April. He soon underwent surgery for stomach and intestinal issues, and since then his condition remained unstable. The staff at Path of Hope was closely involved offering prayer, emotional support, and help with medical ...

    Posted at May 12, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Spring Lahash Team heading to Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, & Tanzania

    On May 17th Josh Petersen and Dan Holcomb will be traveling to East Africa to meet up with Leisha Otieno for visits to several locations across the region. Lahash is excited to announce developing friendships with two new East African ministries! ERM is located in Rwanda and serves vulnerable children and widows and trains young adults ...

    Posted at May 7, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Meet Anna

    Anna is three years old, an only child whose parents are divorced due to issues with alcohol abuse. Like most three-year-olds, she likes to play with her little friends and sing. She attends Sunday school, and if she is sponsored soon, she will have a chance to attend preschool and primary school on schedule for her age! She lives in Tanzania. Update: Anna now has a ...

    Posted at March 18, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,GHMD,Sponsorship,Tanzania | 0 Comment
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