"Why are you giving dogs names of human beings?" Martin read.

But there's not doubt, special relationships are being formed.

"I am incredibly grateful to get this letter from you and I long to receive another one from you as soon as possible," read Martin.

"I think for some of them, their worlds have already been opened up a bit," said Martin.

And there's no doubt Martin's has as well.

It hasn't always been easy.

"It's hard because I have a heart living in two different worlds," said Martin.

But she's learning, maybe they're not so far apart after all.

"The students here aren't really that different from students there. They all want the same thing. They all want to be noticed. They want to be loved and they want to be told they can do something, that they can be somebody and you don't have to go to Swazi to see that. I can see it here in these students as well," said Martin.

This past summer was the first time Martin took a group over to Swaziland as part of Hosea's Heart.

She says she will continue to take groups over every year.

Hosea's Heart has already raised about $15,000 for the Hope for Life home, but Martin says they still need about another $15,000 to run the home for a year.

If you'd like to donate to Hosea's Heart visit http://www.hoseasheart.org/index.html

You can also learn more about Hosea's Heart on its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hoseas-Heart/225529970848097?fref=ts