Arron and Lauren have been married for a little over a year now. They met in Charleston, South Carolina and lived the last year in Oregon. Two weeks ago everything changed for the Spencers and the Positive Change Project when they picked up their lives and moved to South Africa.
South Africa is Lauren’s home. Her father, Ronnie Vehorn, moved there decades ago to start the missionary work he continues to this day. The Vehorn family has played a pivotal role in giving this project legs. Ronnie’s knowledge of the need in the rural Eastern Cape of South Africa, and his generous support made it possible to have a first step that will truly make a positive impact and improve the lives of families in need in the Eastern Cape.
The Spencers have given up a lot for this. They have given up jobs, sold cars, their TV, couches, nearly all the stuff in their apartment, but the single hardest thing to part with was their sweet Sullivan, the golden retriever Arron has had since he was a puppy. The trip to South Africa, and a 6 week quarantine would have been just too hard for Sullie so they opted to leave him with a wonderful family they know in South Carolina.
Nothing good has ever come to be with out sacrifice and hard work, which is what the Positive Change Project is founded on. From everyone back in the states, thank you Arron and Lauren for making this sacrifice in order for this all to happen. You can learn more about Arron in our about section, and to stay up to date and see what they are doing you can read Lauren’s blog in addition to the Africa updates here.
If you would like to support and become a part of the Positive Change Project you can donate here.