Friday, March 5, 2010

School Uniforms for "Kind Hearts" Kids!

There was a last minute flurry of donations today to the "Kind Hearts" School Uniform fund, and one final donation of $350 that pushed us over the top! We have met our goal and are now able to purchase school uniforms for ALL the kids at Kind Hearts!
THANK YOU for cheerfully and generously supporting this project - we met our goal in 2 weeks! I will post pictures here as soon as we have photos of the kids proudly wearing their new uniforms. (For more information about the school uniform project - please see the previous post.)
On another note ... about a month ago, Hopechest and Kari Gibson's Simply Love Project did a Valentine's campaign where the purchase of a "Simply Love Africa" t-shirt would provide a shirt and shoes for an orphan in Ethiopia. That campaign is now providing shirts and shoes for over 800 orphaned and destitute children in Ethiopia - and 68 of those kids attend Kind Hearts.

Last week, ALL 68 kids at Kind Hearts were measured for NEW SHOES!! Not the flimsy, plastic or rubber shoes they usually wear ... but quality leather shoes with laces and rugged soles, to last a long time and protect little feet. The photos below were taken last week at Kind Hearts. The kids feet are being measured with an old-fashioned, wooden shoe sizing device. In a few weeks, their new shoes will arrive and I will post pictures here.




These children are seeing the tangible results of your love, prayers and concern! It is amazing to see the difference in these kids since I was there in December and they were about to close down the school for lack of funding. The children were lethargic and weak with hunger and were only being fed ONE TIME EACH WEEK at Kind Hearts.

Every child currently attending Kind Hearts is sponsored (getting 2 nutritious meals a day, clothing, medical care, education and Christian discipleship) but there will be more children enrolling at Kind Hearts in the next few months. In addition, we will begin coordinating sponsors for another location, North of Addis Ababa, with 75 children, most of them orphans. If you are interested in sponsoring one of these kids, please send me an email at kjwistrom@yahoo.com and I will contact you as soon as children are available to sponsor.

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徐老師 said...
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Rob and Candy said...

wooohooo!

Kari said...

This blesses my heart sooooo much!! God is so good and faithful.
love you sister
Kari
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