Sponsorship Coordinators (Life is Wealth Orphanage & Sponsors)
Barb and DougDavison live in Elverson, Pennsylvania,
and have spent all of their married lives (46 years) in the state. They met while attending the College of Wooster (Ohio) and were married shortly after
graduation. They trained to be
elementary teachers by getting master's degrees from Lehigh University. Barb taught various grades, but spent most of
her career teaching kindergarten, a job that won her heart. Doug taught fifth grade before becoming an
elementary school principal (25 years) and eventually moved to a local
university to train college students to become teachers. Barb and Doug are now both retired from
They raised four children, two of
whom were adopted from South
Korea, and are now the proud grandparents of
12 grandchildren. Barb's favorite hobby
is quilting. She, and others from the
community, have made many small quilts to be used by those at the orphanage. Doug's favorite pastime can be found on a
golf course or singing with the Worship Team at church.
Both Barb and Doug have gone on
short-term missions trips. Barb taught
the children of missionaries at a camp in the Alps
one summer and Doug went to Mexico
and to Mississippi
(after Katrina) to help with building projects.
More recently, they went to Mexico to visit one of the children
they sponsor through Compassion International.
They recognized that trip as a life-changing experience, but never
dreamed that God would use it to stir their hearts to help the orphans in Haiti. God is amazing!
The thought of getting involved
with Hearts United with Haiti was
exciting for them, but knowing that attaining "senior" status and
health issues would be limiting as far as working in-country, they found their
niche working from home with the sponsorship program. They have set up a database to collect and
disseminate information about each of the orphans.
"Our desire is to serve God
by enabling a match to be found between potential sponsors and the orphaned
children. We pray that each child will
eventually be paired up with a sponsor(s), who will not only support that child
(and others in the orphanage) financially, but also with prayers, letters, and
even possible visits. We are blessed to
hear from so many people wanting to make a difference in the lives of these children."