advocate • mother • author • speaker
Welcome friend! I’m Noel Yeatts and I describe myself as an everyday wife and mother … trying to change the world.
Whether I’m sitting at my son’s baseball game, or walking the dusty roads of Africa, my heartbeat is the same. It beats for rescue, restoration … hope.
I have spent my life traveling the world and seeing firsthand the stories of extreme poverty, disease and hunger. But, after more than 20 years in humanitarian work, I have learned that there are no easy answers or solutions and that “saving the world” is not my calling. Instead, I believe my calling is to restore hope to a hurting world … whenever and wherever I can.
I serve as the vice president of World Help, a faith-based humanitarian organization that serves the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world.
I am the coauthor of two books (Children of Hope and causelife: water equals life) and debuted my new book ‘Awake: Doing a World of Good One Person at a Time’ in June 2012. As a speaker, I enjoy sharing at events across the nation at universities, churches and conferences.
My Recent Blog Posts
I came to Africa with a group of storytellers . . . and I saw Africa through their eyes.
The power of a story is undeniable.
They give meaning to the forgotten. They shed light on what no one has seen. They breathe life into people that have been silenced by injustice and oppression [...]
I tried hard to explain what was going on … who these boys were in the picture and why they had sent these balls all the way to Africa. That my son was in the middle and that his friends had chosen to send these baseballs, basketballs and soccer balls instead of birthday gifts.
But, no explaining was necessary. They were boys and this was the universal language of sports that needed no interpreting or translating. They just needed room to play [...]
The water makes its way up the dusty hill. Under the dry Ugandan soil – under the deep, thick African brush until it reaches a tank at the top overlooking the valley below. [...]