Friday, October 21, 2011

Ethiopia - These kids need a sponsor family!!

We knew that more children had enrolled at Kind Hearts CarePoint in Ethiopia, but we were not sure we would get profiles for the rest of the children before our team leaves for Ethiopia in a few weeks!  But the staff in Ethiopia worked hard to interview the last of the new children, and the team at Children's Hopechest expedited the information so we can try to get these kids matched with a sponsor family.

One of the highlights of our work in Ethiopia (when our team of 26 volunteers spends 10 days working with the kids at our 2 CarePoints) is when we get to spend one-on-one time with each child - looking through their care-package and all the special gifts that were picked just for that child by their sponsor family.  This care-package is not a frivolous gift - for that child, it is a much needed change of clothes and very valuable school supplies for their education.  The letter and photos from their sponsor family make them feel very loved and very special. Here are just a few photos from last year when we delivered a package from their sponsor family ...





We have just a few weeks left before we leave for Ethiopia, and the last of the profiles for the new children arrived today!!!  We have just enough time to match each child with a sponsor family and there is still time to send a care-package for us to deliver to your child.

Please email me if you are interested in sponsoring one of these precious kids!!  Sponsorship is $34 per month and provides nutritious food, clean water, medical care, clothing, education and Christian discipleship for one child.  You can write letters to your child during the year, and I lead a team of volunteers to Ethiopia each November to work with the kids.  Please email me if you are interested in sponsorship at kjwistrom@yahoo.com.  And if you already sponsor a child at Kind Hearts CarePoint, please help spread the word. :)

Besufekad is 5 years old.
UPDATE:  Besufekad has a sponsor family!

Tesfaye is 5 years old.
UPDATE:  Tesfaye has a sponsor family!

Yitbarek is 6 years old.
UPDATE:  Yitbarek has a sponsor family!

Ashenafi is 5 years old.
UPDATE:  Ashenafi has a sponsor family!

Meseret is 5 years old.
UPDATE:  Meseret has a sponsor family!

Mirtnesh is 5 years old.
UPDATE:  Mirtnesh has a sponsor family!

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