HAVE A HEART FOR ETHIOPIA?
The organization that we went to Swaziland with in January, Children's HopeChest, is now expanding their ministry to Ethiopia. I know that some of you have a special place in your hearts for the people of this African nation so I wanted to share some of these exciting plans. Tom Davis wrote this at his blog:.
" ...the plans are to start the process of opening the country now and taking a trip sometime in the next 6-12 months. This stage is about raising funds to hire staff, buy vehicles, and begin the humanitarian work of distributing food, clothes and initial programs. We are also connecting with churches and business who are interested in sponsoring orphanages in Ethiopia. Each community here in the US will sponsor an entire community there, helping to provide not only food, but spiritual development, education, medical/dental, and emotional support. For more info please see our website: http://hopechest.org/. This will provide holistic, sustainable programs for the kids in a way that cares for them the way a family would. There's something special about Ethiopia. There are a lot of committed people who have adopted, willing and ready to help in any way. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm about this project. You are the ones who will help make this successful. We'll have a conference call to connect us for those who have responded. "
For those who are interested in being involved, you can visit the website or email Tom directly at: tdavis "at" hopechest.org