Monday, November 26, 2012

Project Presence Trip

Applications Now Available: 

We are so excited to begin preparations for our next trip to Ethiopia.  Kechene is a slum community within Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, of 50,000+ people.  It has the highest HIV prevalence in the city, with almost 16% of its residents estimated to be suffering from the disease.  Because of the AIDS crisis and the devastating impact of poverty and unclean water, the district is filled with widows and their children, or worse, orphan-led households.  It is not an easy life.  
Because of the extreme poverty and disease in Kechene, it is an area considered cursed. Many locals believe that by making eye contact with a person of Kechene they might catch the curse of poverty. For the precious people of Kechene this creates feelings of worthlessness.
Our goal in traveling to Kechene is to be a loving presence. We go and we show Love to (materialistically) "the least of these." Our desire is to create relationships and debunk the thought that the precious children are cursed but we go to show them that they matter!! They matter to us and they matter to God. 


  On this trip we will also be revisiting the school and children. We will be collecting information for individuals who have sponsored children. We will be there to CeLeBrAtE the end of the school year and continue to invest in the precious children!!

Please prayerfully consider if you are meant to come with us on this life changing trip! For an application for our June trip to Kechene, please e-mail

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