Ethiopia Outreach Winter 2012- Completed!

All year long, many hands work together to gather and disperse treasures.  Organization of the comings and goings, as well as the behind the scenes countless hours, that have been given generously make us so very thankful to be part of a very blessed group.  It is obvious that this is not our own but a gift from the very heart of God.  It is with great confidence that I step forward reaching toward the goal and running the race that He has given me to run.  When I look around me, I find so many others doing the same.

We will be posting pictures on Facebook  to keep you informed of the gifts that you have given!

Here are some of the needs for the 2012 trip:  (see the last minutes wishes at the end)

Completed: School Supplies and shoes for the children at the Arjo Village

Completed: 120 Chickens, 10 baby Sheep

Completed: Diaper covers 100, Cloth Diapers 100, Towels 60

Pending approval:  Begin Latrine and Sanitation Project in Arjo:  estimated need $3000, $200 given

Completed (Large Costco size): 22 bottles of children’s Gummi Vitamins

Completed:  Bibles for adults and for children with colorful pictures

meals: a time to feed the people and meet them in their hunger and pray blessings over them, any dollar amount

Completed: $90 Oranges for the Kolfe orphanage

A ministry gift for boys in a discipleship and English program under the leadership of our American friends living in Ethiopia.  This is an incredible intense program that has the potential to train-up the future leadership of the country.

Completed:  $90 Oranges for the children of Children’s Heaven

4 bags Completed/ more available for sponsorship: $15,  bag of Teff (grain to make their bread), Shiro (protein source like re-fried beans) Coffee or Sugar for a starving family (families will be hand selected as pointed out to us by leadership we have relationships with) in Addis Ababa, the Arjo and surrounding areas or other areas that are made evident to us.  So many in Ethiopia are literally starving from the rise of inflation and drought.

Completed:  $1 per child: Fruit and bread for the street children

Completed:  22 Soccer balls and 2 volleyballs, 3 pumps

Completed: Blankets for the children, approximately 50 Amazing!

Completed: Christmas gifts for 4 American families that serve diligently day in and day out and live full time in Ethiopia. We must never forget the hands of Jesus that these precious people are to others.  We must honor, respect, give grace, refrain from any judgement, show love and pray continually over these friends.  We will never know truly what it is like to walk in their shoes.

Completed:  Extra luggage containers to bring donated supplies, $200 each x 6 = $1200!

Completed:  Baby clothing

Completed:  Transportation expenses for Alemayehu to return to his village so he can help Embrace Compassion with translation and continue to help coordinate big projects like the completed well and the up and coming sanitation project and the child education project.  $1000 given.  Alex has blessed our team, has helped us connect in an area of Ethiopia where no other white people have ever been and no outside assistance has ever been given, that we know of.  This will be Alex’s first return trip to Ethiopia since he recieved his visa to America.  His heart is to bless his people and to give back.

Thank you so very much for considering what gift of grace you would like to consider extending to the mostly lovely Ethiopian people. 

Last minute wishes…2 days and counting!

The notes above indicate what is left from our original list and I would like to add, if anyone has the desire to help with a couple more items….here goes.  Please don’t feel obligated, just putting out there!

5 bottles of baby drop vitamins

Completed:  a stove and injerra (bread maker) for a brand new family made of 7 orphans and 2 widows approximately $700  (I have a matching gift of $350 that will only be given if the other $350 comes in)

Table and chairs and 1 couch for this same orphan/widow family, huge leap of faith!

100% of the donations received for this trip will be given as designated.


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Recent Updates

Want to meet a couple of our heroes??? These people are part of the awesome surgical team at our Nekemte Public Referral Hospital that serves day in and day out. A hospital never closes and is always ready to help the most medically fragile.

The American EC team collects new and gently used scrubs to share with our hospital. If you aren’t a medical professional you can still help us find scrubs at a great price on the FB market place or discount retailers. #everyonecanmakeadifference

#supershoppersforthewin #handmedownshardatwork

Photo: courtesy of Dr Haileyesus Tesfaye in the hospital OR and new scrubs delivered by our EC volunteer team in December.

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Amazing young people. Our beautiful next generation loving well, sharing hope and making a difference. 💕

Photo: Galatoomi Melkamuu

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On behalf of all of the wonderful volunteers and our children and families in Ethiopia, thank you for a beautiful year! Our end of the benefit raised more than $10,000 to continue help make what we do possible. Family preservation, special projects and encouraging those in country doing an awesome job are our specialty. Thank you or Galatooma for standing in the gap with us. Everyone Can Make a Difference!

A special shout out to our business event sponsor: Consumer Cellular!

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