Never Give Up: A Volunteer Story

“How do we miss this?
How do we ignore this?
And what needs in the world am I turning a blind eye to?”

Follow Field of Hope volunteer Whitney Thurmond as
she discovers a role to play and a call to answer.

This is Whitney’s story. What will your story be?

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September 24, 2018 - 8:48am

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” ~ Matt. 25:40

Raised on a farm in Tobias, Nebraska, Glenn Endorf has led a life of Christ-like service. Meeting his wife, Jan, at synodical school at Concordia University in Seward, NE, the pair went on to teach at the Redeemer Lutheran School in Denver, Colorado, until the Lord called them to return to the family farm and continue the Husker’s tradition of farming.

August 13, 2018 - 10:56am

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." Kofi Annan

Part of Field of Hope’s mission is to inspire students in agriculture – to motivate them to see agriculture not as a poor man’s job but as a business with strong potential.

June 13, 2017 - 9:07pm

Alix Ambriz is a Field of Hope Volunteer. This is her story.

“Two things that can always be shared are God’s love and the fruits (and vegetables and proteins) of His creation.”

June 13, 2017 - 9:05pm

Brian Harvey Hogue is a Field of Hope volunteer. This is his story.

“The more you fill that bucket with desire, responsibility, fulfillment and service, the more you realize the bucket seems to be growing exponentially faster.”

June 13, 2017 - 9:04pm

Andrew Ambriz is a Field of Hope Volunteer. This is his story.

“We live in an incredibly small world. We are given magnificent gifts that are meant to be shared with people who need them most.”

June 13, 2017 - 9:03pm

Lacey Roberts is a Field of Hope Volunteer. This is her story.

“I wanted to stay in that moment forever, but in the same breath I realized that I have a great responsibility.”

September 15, 2014 - 4:37am

There are days when I question why I do this.  It is my choice after all.  There is no mandate to board the plane, to cross the Atlantic Ocean and wake up to roosters crowing half way around the world.

And somewhere between the intermittent electricity and cold showers, as the African sun burns into my skin and the wind embeds the red soils into my every crevice, the questions come…why do I continue to do this?*

Sure, there is adventure.  But adventure would invite me on safari or white water rafting down the Nile.  Adventure doesn’t invite you to the middle of a field.

But Ketty does.

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