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Friday, August 26, 2011


On July 21 (which just happened to be my birthday), I sent an email to all of our sponsor families for Trees of Glory and Kind Hearts CarePoints in Ethiopia and posted about it on this blog!  CNN was reporting on the severe drought in the Horn of Africa, and our CarePoints in Ethiopia (especially Trees of Glory) were already feeling the affects of the drought.  Children's HopeChest had already been working on the permits and cost analysis and geographic survey for a well at this rural care-point, but with the drought conditions, this project became especially urgent.

One month later - I am thankful (and amazed!) that all $25,000 for this project has been raised.  My sincere and heartfelt THANKYOU to every donor that responded so quickly to this crisis.  We will be wiring the funds to Ethiopia so that the project can begin - and I will report on any updates and post pictures as drilling begins!!

A well like this will soon be drilled at Trees of Glory care-point!

I will be leading a team of 25 volunteers to Ethiopia in November, to work with the kids at Trees of Glory and Kind Hearts - and we will get to see the new well at each location!  Life-giving, life-sustaining water that is now a fact of life for the children at Kind Hearts AND Trees of Glory!!

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