paying it forward. {july 2016)

Two and a half weeks.  That’s how much longer these girls are with us here in Jacksonville. Tomorrow will be nine weeks since they’ve arrived.  We so wish that you all could be there for every single step and witness the journey that these girls go on.  The fear and nervousness when they step off…

you’re invited to the night of celebration!

It’s that time again!  Mark your calendars to join us for our annual Night of Celebration.  This year’s will be held on Friday, August 12th at 6pm in Twenty Mile Park at Nocatee. Please RSVP HERE so we know how much food to prepare.  The girls will be cooking and serving traditional Kazakh food.  An…

one month in! {june 2016}

  As all of our Greatest Exchange family has navigated the adventures so far, I’ve been humbled by their generosity, love, grace, and faith. These host families, support families and prayer warriors-they are my heroes. What a whirlwind it has been over the last month. I say that because today marks exactly ONE MONTH of…

they’re really here! {june 2016}

It is with the fullest heart that I’m excited to share this update with all of you. The last three weeks have been a whirlwind, to say the least.  For those of you who have walked life closely with us, thank you all for your prayers and support.  We truly have been humbled by the support…

meet the summer 2016 team!

“This is my dream. I want this like nobody else, so I’m ready to endure hardship and to learn new things. This trip will be memorable, and will be a milestone in my life. I am sure that I will have good memories of this trip and I hope finally I’ll play beach volleyball and…

The Greatest Exchange- Front Page Story of Ponte Vedra Recorder

Special Thanks to the Ponte Vedra Recorder for this amazing story on The Greatest Exchange Summer 2015 Adventure! The Greatest Exchange Young Kazakh students visit Ponte Vedra for second summer of Nocatee cultural exchange program. Carrie Resch (The Recorder) Published August 20, 2015 A group of students from Kazakhstan finished up their summer stay in…

one month in-still amazed.

WHEW. Let me tell you what, there’s a reason why all four of these girls are here.  I hope this email gives you a  glimpse of the world we are living in! All four girls arrived in Jacksonville 5 weeks ago today.  They spent the first week living with me, and we sure had our fair share…

they’re really here!

WOW. As I sit back and look at all the prayers, supporters, host families and so many more that participated in this initiative, I’m truly amazed.  They’re really here, ya’ll. All four girls arrived in Jacksonville 2 weeks ago.  After 21 hours of traveling, they were welcomed to America by over 30 people that loved them…

may 2015.

one month to go! what’s going on in Kazakhstan, with The Greatest Exchange, and in these girls’ lives The girls are arriving in Jacksonville in 30 DAYS! Bereke, Donna and Aika have received FULL CLEARANCE from the American embassy in Kazakhstan, and are officially coming to America.  Yahoo! Make sure you save the date- Friday May 29th at 5:30pm…

april 2015.

one month to go! what’s going on in Kazakhstan, with The Greatest Exchange, and in these girls’ lives The girls are arriving in Jacksonville in 30 DAYS! Bereke, Donna and Aika have received FULL CLEARANCE from the American embassy in Kazakhstan, and are officially coming to America.  Big praises for this huge answered prayer! Make sure you save the…