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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Shoes for Kombolcha!

We have about 175 children at the Kombolcha care-point in Ethiopia who need new shoes. We have teamed up Samantha is an eleven year old with a HUGE HEART for orphaned and vulnerable children in Ethiopia.
Samantha is selling adorable necklace to raise money for shoes. Check them out - at $5 each they make wonderful Valentine's Day or Birthday presents!!

you may purchase the necklaces on her blog:
All the funds raised will be used to buy shoes which are desperately needed!!

We have children who need sponsors.  Besides proper fitting shoes, these children need sponsors.  Many of the children at Grace Baptist Church are single or double orphans. They may live with a relative who can provide shelter but not food or clothing because of extreme poverty. There is also food shortages in parts of Ethiopia. Kombolocha is located North East of Addis Ababa. According to the Famine Early Warning, Kombolcha is dealing with moderate to high food insecurities.

My friend Karen was with us in Kombolcha in December 2009, and she wrote this about these precious children and our experience:

These children were gaunt and thin. Tattered and stained clothing that covered skin stretched across bone. Eating grass when they thought we weren't looking. Some had lice, some had sores that weren't healing. All of them were hungry. All of them were longing for the reassuring, loving and protective arms of a mommy or daddy.

Every one of us went to bed that night with the question on our lips and hearts ... why? These innocent children, through no fault of their own, are left to fend for themselves. Hungry, scared, sick ... and alone, with no one in the world to love them, to soothe their fears, to stroke their forehead when they are sick and feverish, to kiss them goodnight. Why? It's so unfair.

We can make a difference in these children's lives. $34 per month ensures that a desperately poor and hungry child will have a meal every day, clothing, medical care, education and Christian discipleship. If you would like to sponsor a child or receive more information, please email me- mblueberry .madamblueberry@gmail.com


Apryl said...

I'm so glad to see that you are getting shoes too! What a busy girl, she's doing an amazing thing for the kids in Ethiopia. I bought so many for Christmas, but I'll have to think of a few more girls in my life that might *need* one of these...

Danielle said...

When I read this, I wish our house would just sell (we've tried twice!) so we could give more. Maybe that's just a cop-out for what we could be doing now! I'm reading "Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger" and it's challenging me all over again. May God CONTINUALLY break my heart for children just like those at Kombolcha. Blessings, friend.