Monday, May 21, 2012

HERE I AM. SEND ME.



We have a team of volunteers from all over the USA beginning to get ready for a trip to Ethiopia, November 9-19, to work with the kids at Kind Hearts, Trees of Glory and Kechene CarePoints. 

Right now - there are about 150 children attending each of these Children's HopeChest CarePoints - a total of 450 kids who no longer ...
  • go to bed with hunger gnawing in their bellies
  • feel sick from the water they drank
  • yearn to go to school (knowing that education is the key to breaking the chains of poverty!)
  • suffer with a lingering illness or infection that a simple antibiotic would cure
  • lack hope for their future
Each year - our team of volunteers spends 10 days in Ethiopia working one-on-one with these precious kids, who have already come to know the love and provision of a sponsor family.  Teaching and mentoring, hugging and touching, encouraging families, checking on projects (like the deep water wells, kitchens and poultry farms).  For most of these kids - just getting the chance to feel the loving arms of a mommy or daddy wrapped around them while they nestle into your lap to have a book read to them, is one of many reasons they look forward to our visit!

There are just a few spots left for our trip in November - Contact me at kjwistrom@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the team this year!  Total trip cost is approximately $2,600-$2,900 depending on airfare from your nearest airport. 

The last few spots will fill fast, contact me if you are interested!

HERE I AM.  SEND ME!















1 comment:

Jessica said...

So want to be on one of these trips sometime soon. I'll have to settle for my adoption trip visits for one more year at least. Can't believe it's time to gear up for another trip--time flies. Loved seeing those sweet faces!

Jessica