Stories

The Joy of the Spirit in the faces we serve

Cari Armbruster, Executive Director of Alliance for Children Everywhere, recently returned from Zambia where she had the privilege and honor of connecting firsthand with the amazing programs, staff, and vulnerable children and families that continue to define our mission.

Days before Cari’s arrival, two newborn baby girls had arrived at the House of Moses, a rescue facility for dumped newborns, with no local relatives to care for them. Small and helpless, these children find hope for their future thanks to the programs we have in place.

Cari first visited the Bill and Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery, an oasis of care for abandoned toddlers and preschoolers. The beautiful little girl, Precious, pictured to the left, was fearful and terrified when Cari first arrived at the Bryant home.

As the tenderhearted and highly skilled Alliance for Children Everywhere caregivers gently calmed Precious down in a quiet room, the little girl started to relax and eventually warm up to Cari, an illustration of God’s love that beautifully summarizes the value of the work we do on a daily basis.

Like so many abandoned children in Zambia, once Precious felt safe, secure, and loved, the joy of the spirit began to shine in her eyes. What a poignant reminder of why ACE does the work we do.

Through programs like House of Moses and the Bill and Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery, little girls and boys will have the opportunity to experience God’s love and to find a permanent mommy and daddy and a forever home.