Our Wish List 2014-Completed!

One of our most effective strategies has been to work within our Bright Spot Families to deeply meet their needs which allows them to move out of a scarcity mindset and begin to tangibly help their neighbors and the community around them. 

We are going deep with one village, one community and one family at a time.

I love it when our friends and family can meet very specific needs, and we get to share with you the stories that surround the blessings you send!  There are needs that are reoccurring, one time only, and some that will be built on over the yearsI believe that everyone can make a difference for the families in Arjo. 

We need gifts of all shapes and sizes.  We need you!

Family/Humanitarian Aid

  • Family Blanket, purchased in country  – (Fully Funded)
  • Children’s blankets (Fully funded)
  • Pillow Cases and Leggings (Fully Funded)
  • Plastic Cover & Tarp to Protect a Family Bed – (Fully Funded)
  • No More Sleeping on the Mud Ground! A Bed for a Family – (Fully Funded)
  • Send a donated soccer jersey $4 – (15 provided, 85 needed)
  • Shipping  Donated Treasures & Precious Clothing, $200 per 50lb container -15 needed
  • Much Needed Basic Medical Supplies (Fully Funded)
  • Women’s Shoes (Fully Funded)
  • Women’s Head Scarves (Fully Funded)
  • Encourage Fatherhood, Shoes for a Dad $40 each, 12 needed
  • Big Bags of Grain for our Food Bank:  Teff, Wheat, Corn, $40 each – (25funded, 75 needed)
  • Provide a Sheep for Bright Spots Christmas Dinner (Fully Funded)
  • Warm Pajamas or a Cozy Sweat Suit for Kiddo $20 – (2 funded, 24 Needed)
  • Dresses for Women (Fully Funded)
  • Leatherman’s cooking knives for women (Fully Funded)
  • Women’s hygiene kits (Fully Funded)
  • Gloves for a Bright Spot Dad (4 funded, 7 needed)

Solar Powered Equipment (Fully Funded)

  • Solar Speakers for Music & Worship
  • Solar Mobile Charging Stations
  • Solar Power & Lighting for Sewing Machines
  • Solar Torch and Crank Lights

Education Resources

  • Library Resource
  • Art Kits, Puzzles, Coloring Books & Game (Fully Funded)
  • Art Supplies, Paper, Colored Pencils, Paint, Scissors & Glue Sticks (Fully Funded)
  • Learning Pads – English, Science, Math and the Jesus Movie in their Language (Fully Funded)
  • Watches with an alarm for waking in time for school (Fully Funded)

Sharing the message

  • Projector and screen as well as solar to share the message of Jesus in the village (Fully Funded)

Building Projects

Name one of  our Rooms to be built, email Jen for more info on these projects

  • Resource Room:  Making available Technology, Sewing, Art and Library Resources
  • Food Bank/Grain Room:  Brokerage to Encourage Food Availability thru Business and Emergency Food Assistance
  • Teaching & Training Room: Allows for a homework club and a variety of programming

In country sleeping space and storage, improvements to one room in mama’s house

  • Cooking Supplies & Utensils (Fully Funded)
  • Window  $250
  • Door  $400
  • Concrete Floor (Fully Funded)
  • A Wooden Bed Frame for Jen  (Priceless, No More Fleas) (Fully Funded!)
  • Shelves Supply Storage for Our Arjo Office $60-3 needed

Embrace Compassion Self-Sustaining Endeavors/ Micro Enterprise

  • A Little Store
  • A Mini Bus
  • A Women’s Ran Mill
  • Cart and Donkey $1200
  • Two Oxen for Plowing to Help Someone Provide for Their Family $600

Too many choices?  Would you rather give a little bit all year long?  A monthly gift is always a blessing and helps us allocate where the needs are the greatest as well as plan as God directs us.

Partner With Us

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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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