In August 1990, I came to Harambee as a young man who had just graduated from Stanford University.
Since our wedding, we have lived within one block of Harambee
We have two more children, Micah and Gabrielle, and we - along with many dedicated and faithful Harambee staff and volunteers - are grateful to have helped Harambee become a blessing to the community and to the many who seek life through our programs and presence.
A few months ago, Kafi and I learned that she
is pregnant with our fourth child, due in September.
We were and are excited about adding another little Carrasco to our family.
At that time, we assessed our lives in regard to capacity, both the capacity to care for our family as we desire and the capacity to fulfill every Harambee responsibility we carry.
Recent years have been challenging for all ministries and nonprofits, and for Harambee
it has meant trimming the budget by cutting expenses all around and eliminating staff positions.
Kafi and I chose to "dig in", work harder, and we certainly sought to work smarter.
Both of us have worked full-time for years, and Kafi especially has carried a unique load for the last two years as both principal of Harambee Preparatory School
and teacher of the 4th-6th grade classroom.
Kafi and I have decided, after much prayer and consultation with loves ones and trusted advisors, that this is a good time for us to change the pace of our lives.
The first announcement is that Kafi and I will step down from the staff of Harambee, effective July 1.
When I came to Harambee in 1990, I wanted more than anything to "see the Bible happen all over again.