A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

Together We Rise

For as long as I can remember, the troubles of the world have felt too big for me. I’d find myself depressed from focusing on the injustices surrounding me and couldn’t see my blessings because I was drowning in sadness. I wa …

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Expansion of LifeStrengths Missouri

Fall is such a dynamic time for our I Pour Life family. Like the arrival of the pumpkin spice latte, the much-anticipated return of the Goodwood Gatsby event to support LifeStrengths was received with resounding excitement. W …

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Portait of Stephanie in a green fields with treess

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie is a self-proclaimed “long-time fan” of I Pour Life who joined our team in June as our Operations Coordinator. We are so excited to have her in our family and wanted you to get to know her, so we asked her a few que …

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Portrait of Winnie Smiling at the camera

Wini: One Woman’s Hope for Her Community

At age fifteen, Woineshet – also known as Wini – was diagnosed with leprosy. After her primary caretaker and guardian passed away, Winnie came to Kore. There, she found a bit of solace living in a city among others with condi …

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Stephan posing next to a white car for the camera

Stefan: Learning How To Be Driven

Stefan was one of the first young men to be nominated for our LifeStrengths program. We arranged a time and place to meet for the first time. On that day, I drove to his apartment complex and waited for him in the parking lot …

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A group of Ethiopian children looking at camera

Growing The Family

I’ll never forget the first time I met them. They were smiling, giggling to one another about my accent, touching my clothes and hair. They wanted me to take their picture, to sing songs with them, to hold them. I can still f …

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