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Dorina is an author, speaker, teacher, foodie, and trail runner. She helps people chase God's glory down unexpected trails and flourish in their callings. Her most recent books are Breathing Through Grief and Chasing God's Glory. Dorina and her hubby Shawn are raising three courageous daughters in Central California.

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  1. God tells us to go & make disciples of everyone. We need to help the helpless, widows, parentless, sick, needy. Currently my hubby & I sponsor a child from Ninos De Mexico. She & her brothers were orphans. They now live in the houses of Ninos De Mexico missions. It is a Christian organization that preaches & teaches children. My girl got baptized. I enjoy sending her birthday, Christmas gifts. She in turn sends her love by writing letters of thanks to us. One Christmas she delighted in getting some new boots. What an eye-opener that was for me. Happy to have one thing.

    Blessings 🙂

  2. I’m definitely feeling ready to help with this cause. My donation will be made before the sun goes down. Love what Kristen and others are doing for these families! Bravo! May God be with you!

  3. Thank you Dorina for being faithful to His commandments.
    What a blessing you are to myself and others.
    Love and blessings, Maggie

  4. Dorina, this post reminds me to give thanks for the gift of hope, to not take for granted not only my material wealth, but my spiritual wealth. The hope of Christ does not disappoint. Praying today for Caroline and her Street Hope sisters who will be impacted and empowered through the work of Mercy House. xx

    • Yes! The gift of hope is something we all have access to and we can all give away to empower others! It’s my joy to be able to share Caroline’s story, trace Kristen’s story on the front lines and provide a bridge the supply line women who are reading!

  5. Dorina,
    Thank-you for sharing Caroline’s story with us. It’s always inspiring to read/hear stories of hope.I’m joining Becky in prayers for Caroline and all those at Street Hope.

    2 Thessalonians 3:16
    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

  6. We have so much to be thankful for here in the States. What a blessing for women to be delivered in these countries, prayers for help for them. Praying you meet your goals.

  7. Dorina,

    Thank you for helping us to understand the work behind these ornaments, sweet tokens of remembrance for so many important things: the hope we have in Christ, the beauty in the hearts of those who are crafting them for us, the lives that are changed as a result of learning a trade that can provide for their families…. Street Hope is so perfectly named, isn’t it? Thank you for telling us more about the women who are part of #1000Mercies <3.