It’s a simple joy – hoola hooping. And that seems to be the reason Carissa Caricato left her job to travel the world.
A few years ago when Carissa traveled to Haiti for earthquake relief efforts, she brought a few hoops to share with the children. Amid the devastation she discovered the power in these simple hoops to bring people together and transcend barriers of language and culture.
Now, a few years later, she’s known as the hoola hoop missionary. She travels the world, bringing hoola hoops wherever she goes, sharing love for God and people. One hoop at a time. One life at a time.
Discover more about Carissa’s creative ministry Hoola for Happiness  and her travel-hoop provider Hoopnotica  for ways you can follow her mission, become involved, and stay up-to-date on all the latest hoopenings.
Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners. Read more from Joshua on his blog hail fellow well met .