On Thursday of this week, our team of volunteers will be saying good-bye to their families and flying to Washington DC for our international flight which leaves on Friday morning. In Ethiopia, the Children's HopeChest team is preparing for our arrival and a very busy and intense 10 days of working with the kids at Kind Hearts and Trees of Glory care-points.
Above is the Children's HopeChest Ethiopia staff who will walk with us every step of the way as we work with the kids. These are the people who invest their time and attention and hearts to the kids every day. I have already received several emails and facebook messages from them offering encouragement and prayers and looking forward to our visit!
Both care-points have recently expanded and 96 new children are now enrolled bringing our total number of children being served at Kind Hearts and Trees of Glory to almost 375 kids!!!
Eight members of our volunteer team are carrying over the 375 packages sent by each sponsor family for their sponsor child, which fill TEN, 50 lb suitcases!!! Each and every child will be getting a package, letter and photos from their sponsor family (along with lots of hugs, love and attention from us!) To our sponsor families - THANK YOU for your commitment to your child and to the continued growth and expansion of the care-points that enable us to serve even more children!
To "meet" our volunteer team who will be working with the kids in Ethiopia from Nov 8 - 19, please click to this post http://family-from-afar.blogspot.com/2012/10/thoughts-from-heart.html
Would you please keep our entire team of volunteers in your prayers - for a safe trip and effective ministry while we are in Ethiopia! I will have lots of photos and updates once we are home (along with photos of each child for their sponsor family!)