Twenty-five little lives. Small Steps for Compassion started when a couple was moved to act after watching a documentary on the trauma children in East Africa were facing in the midst of poverty and conflict. It started with just one girl…aptly named Happy. She was the first, but would not be the last. Today there are twenty-five vibrant girls ranging from 3-13 years old. They are a forever family, with no chance of aging out or losing their spot…this is their home and these are their sisters. Over the last ten years, the ministry and work of Small Steps for Compassion has been blessed in ways this couple never could have imagined. Their girls live in a beautiful home on eleven acres that provide fresh food for them every day. The staff lives locally and takes a unique pride in the roles they play in tending to the sweet flock that has been entrusted to them. Each girl has her own story of heartbreak, including HIV, sexual abuse, mutilation and abandonment…but each girl is being redeemed daily through genuine love and a foundation in who they are in the eyes of Christ. They are image bearers and valuable enough that God would send His own Son to die for them. They are welcomed into a relationship with Jesus and with those that have placed their faith in Him. Spending just one day with them and witnessing the freedom and joy they dwell in is proof enough that we are all MADE NEW when Jesus gets ahold of our lives…no matter where He found us!