Bringing Hope to Those Living in Poverty

Empowering and uplifting people to help them have a better life

Lighting the Path is dreaming of a world without poverty and where the least know that they have value and are loved. 

Will you dream with us?

                   Our vision is to empower people and see them flourish and live out their full, God-given potential and lead a better life.                      To accomplish this vision, we engage and challenge societal norms and alleviate suffering through action oriented work including education, skill and business training, and business ownership along with caring for physical and emotional needs.

Empowering people. Changing Lives.

When you desire to make a difference in the world, how do you best help those in need?

We guide our efforts with the individual and making a positive difference in mind – not focusing on wants and strengths of those serving. We focus on the skills, talents and desires of those in need to best help them learn to help themselves.

How do you make sure your efforts will help long term?

We focus on skills for empowerment focused on the long term. We have worked to find the most effective, positive and sustainable methods to alleviate poverty, produce positive change and minimize negative outcome, so those we have served may prosper and help themselves.

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.  The foreigner must be treated as your native born. Love then as yourself, for you were foreigners  Leviticus 19:33-34

our mission



Empowerment Project

the giving hope project

Serving Girls in need

the school for girls project

meeting health needs

The Girls for Girls Project

Dreams Coming True!

Lighting the Path is building a school for girls in Burkina Faso, West Africa!  Construction is complete and classes will begin in January of 2022!  This will give girls a safe place to live and learn! We are grateful for the generous donations we have received which have helped make this happen!  We have six girls in line to move in and begin learning life changing skills which will empower them and give them hope for a better life.  Please consider being a sponsor for  a girl to cover her expenses of $35 per month. We look forward to giving them a home, meeting emotional and physical needs and letting them know they are loved! 

Lighting the Path was awarded the 2016 Billion Acts of Peace Hero Award for their humanitarian work ending poverty and empowering women.  The award was chosen by a panel of 13 Nobel Peace Laureates and presented in Monte Carlo, Monaco by Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberto Manchu.

Lighting the Path was awarded the 2016 Hero Award for their work ending Poverty and empowering women.  The award was chosen by a panel of 13 Nobel Peace Laureates and presented in Monte Carlo, Monaco by Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberto Manchu.

 Our Philosophy

  • To utilize all our resources with integrity and transparency for the good of those we are trying to serve 
  • To always work with kindness and respect to insure the dignity of those we are trying to serve
  • To ask and listen to insure we are appropriately meeting the needs of those we are trying to serve
  • To stand up for and support those who are being treated unfairly, being denied their rights or being ignored.
  • To allow no one to be discriminated against due to gender, race, ability or any other reason.
  • To see all people loved, respected and valued for who they are and given opportunities for building a future
  • To see all people given the freedom to practice their religion of choice with no persecution
  • See all people who wish to learn more about God’s word have that opportunity