Cottage Report: An Easter Retreat for Teens in Nigeria

Over the Easter weekend, the 15th to the 17th of April 2022, the Jos, Nigeria cottage hosted a retreat for youth in their area, including orphans, displaced children, and some from under-privileged homes. They wanted to get teenagers together in an atmosphere where, cottage leader Fatima explained, they would feel free to “express themselves without…

Houston Cottage Industry: Fast Forward with Faith and Hard Work

Ever hear of a cottage industry bursting into existence with immediate impact and results? This month we share such a story, that of our Houston Cottage.  Nikki Brown encountered Big Ocean as she researched the work done at United Nations. It struck a chord with her. “After observing Big Ocean Women for nearly a year…

March 2019 Board Message

Global Sisterhood By Lisa Bjornberg Queen Elizabeth II is credited with saying, “I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm, and their…

The Birds and the Bees

On September 14, 2017, the Big Ocean Provo Cottage hosted a community event as a community service project. They held an expert panel discussion about “Empowering Parents to talk to their young children about sexuality.”   The Birds and the Bees: Empowering parents to have “the talk” with your young children. We encourage this conversation…