I want to share with you my month-long mission trip to Ethiopia in March 2020. I am driven to go back to Addis Ababa, Debre Zeyit and Ziway for the third time.
My goal is to help nourish and encourage what was planted from the previous trips by serving monthly food and necessities to 8 families and as well as sharing the gospel of Christ. I also plan to take the time to get to know each family's daily routine, share stories, and learn their dreams so I may be able to continue to serve them better. I plan to spend time with a missionary, Seble Worku, who has taken in 3 young orphans so that I may discover their needs and desires.
All of the fund raised will go directly to the families. It takes around $32 to feed one family for an entire month. It is $2 for transport, $14 for liter of oil, $12 for teff & flour and $4 for pasta, and salt.
Furthermore, I would like to have help with funding 7 children within these families for their education. It costs $11 for uniforms and the curriculum books per month ($132 for one child for one year).
For the time being, I would like to help all 8 families for two months ($512) as well as the 7 children's education ($924 total). The goal is to raise $1,436. ANY financial donations will be greatly appreciated.
Your support of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or even more will be a ripple effect of your impact to these families and revive comfort.
Any contribution will receive an email with photos that highlights of the effect of giving to these families and children when I return to the States.
Some families are living with illnesses, HIV virus, and/or in extreme poverty. Some do not have the proper shelter or the ability to save money or food. Some children are forced to live on the road due to their parents' death, which only then the community may try to give help. It is also common for children to stop working to fulfill the parental role for their younger siblings.
But despite all of these things, the community shows the fruit of kindness and goodness when they are able. With that in mind, I am inspired by them to do the same, and I would like to extend that opportunity to you. However you desire or however God is leading you to partake in this journey, whether it is financial support or continuous prayer, it will not go unnoticed.
Thank you for your time in reading this. These trips are greatly treasured, and I will be thankful for whatever support you are able to provide.