Jim and Susan went to Kenya with John and Ramona Wilson on their first trip with a team in 2007. They were captured by the joy of the children in the group homes and by their tremendous needs. It was out of a desire to assist the pastors in feeding the children every day that Compassion for Africa was birthed. Jim is now the president and oversees the financial process between the U.S. and East Africa. Susan records the donations and initiates the wire transfers. Jim retired as director of credit and collections from a major multi-national corporation and Susan has been running a successful rental property business for over 30 years. They have three children and six grandchildren.