Our Story


Our Family

We are the Davidsons - John, Lorrie, Arianna, Paris and Ocean - we are a red hot mess of a family, far from perfect but full of love!

Like most families, we’ve had our share of trials and struggles. After years of pursuing success in all the wrong places, through Lorrie’s gentle love and steadfast faith, John realized he was being pursued by God. Together, we began to pursue a new direction as a family.  An understanding that we were fully loved by God gave us the ability to see the world through a new lens and love others without worry of the consequences or pay back. During the spring of 2015, we took our first mission trip as a family to Guatemala. There, we fell in love with the people we met and the places we saw. We learned that God uses people wherever they are in life and no matter how damaged they think they are.

We’ve been fortunate to take more trips to developing countries where we continue to experience lives changing through economic empowerment, sustainable change and big love happening. Through our travels, we’ve met people whose kindness, generosity and curiosity continue to impact us beyond words. We’ve seen the need for education and work opportunities, and for sustainable solutions to poverty and human trafficking, and we’ve met many, many people organizing and making such change happen!

An Uncommon Way is our simple attempt at inviting people to join us in order to make a difference in the world. We believe we all have the ability to give back and love those around us - no matter how big or how small - for we are all made unique, important and uncommon.

 

Mission

To engage people in order to lend an ear to those unheard, bring to light what remains unseen and give a voice to issues unspoken in a tangible way.

We are working to accomplish our mission in three, unique ways:
By providing our artisans with a living wage and opportunities to sustainably improve their lives and the lives of their families.
By giving back a percentage of profit from our shop to aid in the fight against sex-trafficking.
By giving back a percentage of profit from our shop to support life-changing development and giving trips, both locally and abroad.

Vision

An Uncommon Way hopes to break the cycle of poverty and change lives forever by inviting others to think differently about the world around them and join the fight against injustice and inadequate opportunities.

 

How We Do It

Our goal is to engage people in order to lend an ear to those unheard, bring to light what remains unseen and give a voice to issues unspoken in a tangible way. We hope to fulfill our mission in three ways:

  • Helping to provide artisans working for ethical companies with a livable wage and opportunities to sustainably improve their lives and the lives of their families. Below are our current partners:
  • Giving back a percentage of profit from our shop to aid in the fight against human trafficking.
  • Give back a percentage of profit from our shop to support life-changing development and giving trips, both locally and abroad. We currently partner with Gateway Bless  to make such trips happen


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