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Kombolcha Trip Info

We are taking applications for the March 2014 Missions trip.

We are taking applications for adults who have a heart to holistically serve communities in Ethiopia. The team will serve in Kombolcha...to learn more email me or apply online while we still have space at

We had an amazing medical mission trip in October 2013! 

We examined over 300 children at two Children's HopeChest CarePoints- Project greenlight which is located in Addis Ababa and our CarePoint,  Mesert Christos in Kombolcha.  We also examined and treated some ill children outside the sponsorship program and about a half a dozen parents.  


Her are some photos of the March 9-18, 2013, Kombolcha Team trip

 The March 2013 team!
 Loading the bus
 The joy of a flash light
 Opening care packages
Showing the photo she received!!

Kombolcha 2012 was a huge success!
Our team was in Ethiopia and visited our care point in Kombolcha from April 21-30, 2012!

 The team

 Kids loving on Greg

Care Packages


The mission trip with One Child Campaign to our Hopechest care-point in Kombolcha, Ethiopia has been finalized! We invite you to join the team to Kombolcha from March 9-18, 2013.
If you have ever considered going on a mission trip or visiting your sponsor child, this is the time. Please prayerfully consider joining us or help with preparations!

The Mission
We will spend time with the 165 children in our sponsorship program at Grace Baptist Church. Our mission is this - to build relationships with these children so they know they are cared for and loved not only by us, but by God. We will spend 5 days with the children at our care-point. We will shower them with love, spend time with them, play games, share care packages and letters from their sponsor families. On our last day in Kombolcha we will have a feast with the children and staff. The feast will include purchasing an ox or lambs so all the children, church staff and team members may enjoy a traditional Ethiopian meal.

Travel Details
All team members will meet in Washington, DC. From there, we will travel to Ethiopia together on a non-stop flight into Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After a day of travel, we will arrive and spend the night in Addis Ababa. The next day we take an incredible journey to Kombolcha by van. You will be able to see the high and low lands of Ethiopia. We will be accompanied by a Children Hope Chest and One Child Campaign representative the entire time we are in-country.

The total trip will be approximately $2500, this includes air fare, hotels, transportation, translators, and meals. One Child Campaign has prepared the in-country travel package on our behalf and has fixed the cost at $1,390 per person. Entrance VISA's are $20 per person. The cost of round-trip airfare to Ethiopia will vary but is approximately $1,100-$1,500.

You do NOT have to be a child sponsor to go on this trip. However, all sponsors are invited and encouraged to meet their sponsor child.

Registration is now open. If you are interested in joining the team, please e-mail me at mblueberry.madamblueberry@gmail.com. We would be delighted to have you join us!

If know someone at your work place, church or in your community that would be interested in sponsoring a child - we have several children who are available for sponsorship! According to the pastors of Grace Baptist Church, sponsorship is the number one need. Sponsorship is $34 per month; it provides resources for children to receive at least one meal a day, school supplies, a school uniform, basic medical care and an education! Sponsorship not only offers monthly support, but encouragement through prayer, letter writing, and relationship. E-mail me at mblueberry.madamblueberry@gmail.com for more details.