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Monday, January 4, 2010

Ethiopia Next steps

It's hard to believe that one month ago I was in Ethiopia! The memories are still so fresh in my mind.

My next step is to pick a location in Ethiopia for sponsorship. The two options are a soccer ministry for street kids in Addis or the children at Grace Baptist Church in Kombolcha. There are several things I need to be finalized before I can post the information here.

Once a location has been picked, I will be looking for sponsors. I hope that some of my faithful readers will become sponsors!

I know some of you are asking what "sponsorship" means.

Here are the details:
The Hopechest staff in Ethiopia talks with each child as well as their guardian/parent and teacher to find out as much as possible about each child at the location chosen. That information will be included in the child's "profile" along with their picture. Once you are matched with your sponsor child, you will register with Hopechest through their website and you can immediately send a letter and pictures to your sponsored child to introduce yourself/your family.

Approximately $34 per month ensures that your sponsor child will have two nutritious meals every day, along with other basic needs; clothing, medical care, education, school supplies and Christian discipleship met.

I have met the children in the soccer ministry and at Kombolcha. The needs are great but we can make a difference one child at a time.

1 comment:

jill coen said...

Can't wait to hear more!!