Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Books for "Kind Hearts" Kids in Ethiopia!!!


On Monday and Tuesday this week, the kids at "Kind Hearts" had special visitors from St. Joseph Christian School in St. Joseph, MO.  This is the school that visited Kind Hearts for the first time one year ago and committed to providing a fresh-water well at Kind Hearts.  Funds have been raised and within the next month or so, when the final permits are approved and stamped, drilling will begin and this school (with 102 kids) will have access to fresh, clean water!

While the team was at Kind Hearts, they got to see the site where the well will be drilled, and they presented the school with a commemorative placque!



Because this team includes teachers, students and administrators from a school, they especially understand the value and importance of education and reading.  Each of the team members packed books in their luggage, and raised funds to purchase books in Ethiopia.  They purchased bookshelves and started a library at Kind Hearts - and painted colorful murals on the classroom walls!!



They also delivered letters to the kids from their sponsor families!!  Two of the travel team members also sponsor a child at Kind Hearts and they were able to meet their sponsor kids for the first time!!


On Thursday of this week, the team will spend the day with the kids at Trees of Glory!!

Kind Hearts currently serves 102 orphaned and destitute children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Every child at Kind Hearts is currently sponsored and loves getting letters and photos from their sponsor family!!  The monthly sponsor fee of $34 provides nutritious food, clean water, clothing, medical care, education and Christian discipleship for one child. 

In the past year since we started the sponsor program at Kind Hearts, we have seen an incredible transformation in these kids.  They now have a safe place with loving care-givers to provide for all of their basic needs.  Through sponsorship they are learning about the love and provision of a family (which demonstrates the love of their heavenly Father)! 

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please email me at kjwistrom@yahoo.com.  More children will be enrolling soon and will need a sponsor family.  Also - if you are interested in travelling to Ethiopia with me in November to work with the kids at Kind Hearts and Trees of Glory, please email me at kjwistrom@yahoo.com.  I would love to have you join me in Ethiopia as we serve and spend time with these precious kids!!






3 comments:

KLT said...

LOVE this!

D'Elle said...

Wonderful! You can see and feel the love these children have to give in the pictures.

HANNAH said...

LOVE THIS! Thanks for posting Karen. What a great way for Kind Hearts to spend WORLD WATER DAY!