Thursday, December 10, 2009

Home sweet home!

I'm home and recovering from jet lag. Jay and I have spent several hours reviewing the details of each location we visited in Ethiopia, and the potential for sponsorship and other projects. We've also been pouring over the pictures.

Jay and I will be coordinating sponsors for Kind Heart children's home in Addis. There are 56 kids there that need sponsorship immediately so we can guarantee that these kids are getting nutritious meals every day. From there, we will be working directly with the team in Ethiopia to develop other micro-finance programs so that the destitute women in this community (and the mothers of some of the children at Kind Heart) have the opportunity to learn a trade and become more self-sufficient. They desperately want to be able to provide for their families but they just don't have the opportunity. We'll work with Kind Heart to develop those opportunities!!

To each of you who contacted me about sponsorship, I will be contacting you to verify your sponsorship plans and to discuss timing. Would you please talk with your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers about the kids at Kind Heart. We have about 35 families ready to sponsor, and we have 56 kids at Kind Heart. Please contact me today or tomorrow (at kjwistrom@yahoo.com or via facebook) to let me know of others who may be intersted in partnering with Kind Heart. It sounds like we may have profiles on each of the children as early as next week and I would love to be able to say we have all 56 kids sponsored and able to rely on a meal when they come to Kind Heart every day (along with access to health care, education, clothing and christian discipleship)!

I'll be posting more pictures and details from the trip in the coming days. Thank you so much for your prayers, encouragement and support!!!

1 comment:

Greta said...

Karen-just happened to read this and I'm so amazed at what you are doing. I would like to know more and possibly show my church (5000 members). We would like to help somehow.
Greta Bahrke