I’m a gal from Charlotte, NC who moved to Nicaragua in January of 2012 to start and run the Casa de Gozo rescue center in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
I’m a foster mom to children who have been orphaned, abused, or are at risk of trafficking, and a permanent mother to my eight year-old daughter.
I’m about loving on people who have run out of hope. I’m about sharing someone’s pain and then looking for the little joys in life. I’m about not giving up on my children.
I’m about learning to follow Jesus instead of just admiring him. I’m about raising up the next generation to leave behind American placidity and spread Papa God’s love with the people who need it. I’m about offending religion and loving on drunks and addicts.
I’m about talking and laughing with Papa. I’m about learning to trust even when I don’t know how next month’s rent will get paid.
I’m about singing and dancing and acting crazy. I’m about combing lice out of my children’s hair and killing giant ants.
And I’m about freedom. Freedom from Papa, freedom for us, and freedom for the victims of trafficking.
Casa de Gozo is a project of Back to the Roots, an organization which works to raise awareness of and help end sex trafficking worldwide.