I found out about this delightful family and their ministry while I was IN Ethiopia...
"Mom, do you know Tymm? You MUST know Tymm. I love that guy!" My translator, guide and newly "adopted" 23 year old son was insisting I knew his friend. Nope. But I soon would.
Here's a lil background straight from their website www.brightontheirworld.org/about :
"Nope - we didn't spell Brighton wrong. Check out the story below -
it's the story of Brighton Asher's 76 days of life and the whole reason this organization exists!
Brighton Asher came into his parents lives on Monday November 26, 2007 at 11:31 AM. He came in through an email in their inbox and in retrospect - that one email forever changed the direction of their lives. It was their referral email - in the adoption world a "referral" is when you first receive information on your son or daughter.
They were pumped.
It was the week of Thanksgiving and they had plenty to be thankful for. They spent the next few weeks of the holiday season celebrating with family, getting their house ready and just generally being excited. Clothes were bought. Toys were organized. Gifts were received. And a lot of prayers were prayed.
Shortly after the new year, his parents got news from their agency that Brighton had been pretty sick and had been rushed to the hospital. He was fighting pneumonia and diarrhea and a bunch of other symptoms. But he was doing better and had been released from the hospital and was back at the orphanage. Everybody that they knew was praying. It was all they could do.
A few days later - on January 9th, 2008 - around 1:15 PM, Brighton's dad got the phone call that changed everything for them. Brighton had gone home to be with his heavenly father. He had to call Brighton's mom at work and tell her that their son had passed away.
On that day, God permanently broke their hearts for what breaks His.
After two years of being silent, still and listening to God - Brighton's parents started this non-profit. Brighton Their World exists to be an orphan advocacy organization - dedicated to telling people about the crisis that exists and focusing on being the hands and feet for the voiceless and fatherless of the world.
Will you join us as we try to Brighton Their World?"
Please join us in praying for Tymm & Laura Hoffman, their PRECIOUS kids and the ministry God started through them to blesses SO MANY more kids - a ministry that serves as an avenue for others to easily get involved, too! Check it out. www.brightontheirworld.org
Lori (847) 650-7144
Pete (847) 650-8022
Our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an ordinary family simply trying to follow where He leads. We want YOU to see the amazing things HE is doing...