Abby’s Garden is Open!!!

May 23, 2022

Abby’s Garden is open!!! More on that below because I’d like to take this opportunity to share a quick story which happened at We Belong recently (the after-school kids program I work with in Portland.) The kids were putting on puppet shows with some puppets and a theater they had created. A young girl whose […]

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Quick Update

March 21, 2022

We had a great trip! We delivered the toys, books, and supplies amidst much excitement! We also had a great meeting with Divina, our director, and Pedro, who will be handling the finances from the Dominican side. He is filing paperwork to register Abby’s Garden as a nonprofit organization in the Dominican Republic, and we […]

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Ministry Updates and Big News!

August 26, 2021

We Belong took the kids on a beach trip last month. We all had so much fun! Ministry in Portland I’m sure most of you are aware of the terrible events unfolding in A’stan. One of the “A” women whom I’ve known for a few years has a sister who just escaped on foot three […]

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Happy Easter!

April 1, 2021

Happy Easter! It’s a sunny Spring day here in Portland, and as you can see from the photo, Spring is beautiful in this city. Our last update was at Thanksgiving and so much has changed since then: seasons, presidents, the Covid and political situation, just to name a few. We hope this letter finds you well with the Lord and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Storments!

November 30, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! We know that 2020 has been a difficult year and holiday celebrations may be looking a little different for a lot of us. We hope that you are still able to find something to be thankful for this year, not least of which is Jesus, who remains good despite the chaos we may […]

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Exciting News from the Storments!

September 17, 2020

Despite complications and having to get tested for Covid-19, we were able to travel to the DR in August, pack and sell or give away almost everything, and say our goodbyes. It was a hard trip, but also so good. We were able to find most of the kids we’d developed relationships with over the last […]

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We have big news.

June 27, 2020

After wrestling with the decision for some months, it has become apparent to us that the Lord has been shutting doors for us to continue ministry in the Dominican Republic at this time. Although this was a very difficult decision, all of our kids are happy that we are staying in the US, which was a confirmation of […]

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Update from Quarantine

April 7, 2020

We left the Dominican Republic in a whirlwind. On Monday evening, March 16th, we received the news that Jolie’s school was canceled and would now be online. This came on the heels of several days of realizations that all of our ministries were going to become impossible due to the shutting down of everything. The next […]

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