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

Delightful silent auction treasures are still coming in! We could not do what we do without the help of so many generous partners! Thank you Leatherman Consumer Cellular Flipside Hats Disneyland Sherwood Ice Arena Oaks Park Roller Rink Wildlife Safari Pittock Mansion and so many more!! The Obo Addy Legacy Project drummers will be joining us too!!

Don’t forget to buy your ticket!!!! embracecompassion.org/end-of-the-year-benefit-2017/

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Nekempte hospital is the leading hospital in western Ethiopia, specifically in the Oromia region. Approximately 5 million people surround the hospital and are serviced by the staff at this medical facility.

We would like to highlight some new progress currently underway at the hospital. Dr. Haileyesus, the lead surgeon, has worked diligently to establish teamwork among the staff, the local community and with other non profit helping teams across the world. Doctor Haileyesus finds great success in working hard to build an infrastructure that supports the best care possible for patients. He sees great value in bringing together multiple helpers and team players for the best results.

While our wonderful doctor is very humble, we will boast of some of the wonderful achievements that have come from his leadership and partnership with others.

We are celebrating the opening of a new operating theater that will increase the number of surgeries by 50%! The new operating room gives more options as we have added a new orthopedic surgeon who is using SIGN materials to repair badly broken bones.

We are also celebrating the addition of a new skin grafting dermatome machine that has already increased our level of care for our patients.

With much thanks to the community and their support, to Doctor Haileyesus and his humble leadership and to the supporting NGO’s like Sign and Embrace Compassion, our team is making a wonderful impact for the Oromia region.

Nekemte Public Referral Hospital Haileyesus Tesfaye Jeanne Dillner Jennifer Bridges

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We are collecting brand new soccer balls for our kids for Christmas! Feel free to send them directly to our office or to one of our volunteers homes. We will be collecting through Christmas. ...

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