At 2:30 AM this morning, I found myself lying in bed, lost on Facebook, staring at photos of Rocky’s previous trips to Kenya.
I’ve seen most of the photos numerous times. I imagine that I am a lot like most of you who follow what is happening with MFFO. I look at the photos trying to get a feel for a place that I have never visited. I look at the photos trying to get to know, on some level, girls I have never met, but who I’ve come to love. Last night, I was simply missing my wife.
But the photo below stopped me in my tracks. It helped me focus and helped me go to sleep. It captures a simple moment in time. Two girls are reading a book. As a result, it clearly illustrates our mission: helping orphaned girls become powerful women.
What can you see in this photo? Call me pollyanna, but I see hope. I see the cycle of poverty being broken. “Educated girls grow into educated women, who â€“ research shows â€“ have healthier babies and are more likely to educate their children.” It’s the girl effect.Â Writing this now has me on the verge of tears.
This photo is what MFFO is about.