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Jack and Herbert Gillingham: Civilian War Dead

Edward Jack Gillingham 1902-1940, works labourer and war reserve constable of Southend on Sea, Essex.

Herbert Stanley Gillingham 1906-1941, plasterer, of Ilford, Essex.

Brothers, and my cousins three times removed. 882 more words


Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards (1971)

Yes, Mandy was written by THAT Julie Andrews.  How in the world does one woman have so many talents??

Mandy is a sensitive, ten year old — you guessed it — orphan.  208 more words


The Orphanage Built on Faith

(Photo by Peter Hershey on Unsplash)

It was late afternoon on a hot summer day down in Navajoa, Mexico. I stood with a small group of people in the middle of a big, big dusty lot on which there already stood a one-room church. 547 more words

My Savior Leads Me

The backstory

Hannah: “You know our friends that had an orphan stay with them over the summer?”
Jesse: “Yes.”
Hannah: “Well, the organization through which they hosted that orphan is doing another round of orphan hosting over the Christmas holiday. 962 more words


The Shoe Collector

she has a sea of shoes

and a cave of clothes

she can’t bare to dispose

of the ones she now loathes

so she keeps them all stored… 90 more words


Aussie Mum, African heart (100% hOPE)

A young woman has a dream. In her dream, she is surrounded by darkness and walking towards a light, then she sees a sign saying, ‘City of Hope’. 904 more words


When Parents Abandon Their Children

No, I can’t read that” the woman said as I put the New Testament opened up to John 3:16 in her hands. “No problem, I just want to know if you can see the letters clearly—can you see them better now?” Yes, with a shake of her head I added still another test lens to the one that was already setting on the bridge of her nose. 601 more words