Something big is coming.

Every year I watch my friend Mandy use the gifts and talents and resources of her friends to bring clean water to people in Africa.

Every year I am inspired by how God multiplies these small gifts into tens of thousands of dollars that will radically change the lives of these people forever.


On her blog, Mandy writes,

There is something magical about the way working toward peace and hope on behalf of someone else invites the very same peace and hope to seep into the cracks and broken places of our own lives.

We were made to give.

We were made to be a blessing and made to receive a physical and emotional benefit from serving and sacrificing and advocating. This is beautiful and extraordinary and we all have known this abstract principal to be true in our own lives, but it's easy to forget when you are walking through the hard.

The pathway to joy is in sharing the gifts we have.


For the past couple of years I have had the privilege of participating in Mandy’s raffle and it always blows me away.

Every year I think I should do this for Breanna’s House of Joy and then I don’t because I get scared.

But this year is different. This year I’m learning how to live bolder and breathe some life into the dreams and passions that are hidden deep inside of me.

This year, I’m not going to be quiet about the fact that there are girls that need our help. I’m not going to stay silent about the reality of human slavery that is happening all around the world.

I will stop ignoring that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach and take some action to bring hope and peace into the lives of these precious little girls. Although my impact may seem small now, I believe that my obedience to his gentle push will create a movement that will impact the lives of little girls for generations to come.

Breanna's House of Joy. Carefree home to many little girls.

Will you join me?

Because a childhood is meant to be filled with beauty and wonder.

Love and laughter.

Friendship and fun.

Breanna’s House of Joy is a place where young girls can live a carefree childhood….the way it’s meant to be.

A place where young girls can transform into strong women who can change the world.

Let’s do that for 13 little girls this year.

My hands are shaky and my heart is bursting with possibility.

The raffle donations are coming in fast now (click here to check them out!) and I am so honored by all the people who have chosen to join me in my mission to raise 25K.

The raffle goes LIVE on May 25 and ends on May 31.

I’m still looking for donations. Fill out this form to donate something awesome.

I love you all.

#BreannasHouseofJoy #Hope #HumanTrafficking


I'm Amy.You can read my story here. I write openly and candidly about my experience with grief on the pages of this blog.  I also write about life: parenting, life in the city, food, health, and other random topics. You can read about Breanna Joy and Amelie Marie to get a better context for some of my writing. Drop me a note sometime and tell me your story. And, don't forget to sign up for email notifications so you know when I post something new. Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you found me!