Sponsoring a Child in Ethiopia

James 1:27

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

This week, I prepared a care package for Mintesinote, a child that I sponsor in Ethiopia.  I pray that when this package reaches Minesinote that he enjoys the items that I included, is inspired from the words I wrote in the letter, and smiles at the picture of Max.  I am blessed, blessed that God chose to open my heart to sponsor a child.  Everyday I pray for Mintesinote and his family.

One day I was reading a blog (http://family-from-afar.blogspot.com/) and was lead to Children’s HopeChest (www.hopechest.org).  Children’s Hope Chest helps children overcome abandonment, poverty, and violence by mobilizing individuals, churches, and Christian communities to make long-term ministry investments in a community of children living overseas. These relationships provide financial, human, and spiritual resources to help orphans survive, thrive, and succeed within their home culture. 

After exploring the website, I knew that I wanted to be involved.  I knew that I wouldn’t be able to participate in a mission trip right away (definitely praying for next year) so I decided that sponsorship would be the best way for me to be able to make an immediate impact on child’s life, in Ethiopia.  As a sponsor, I’ve committed to doing three things….

1. Pray – as a sponsor, I will pray for my child as often as possibe.

2. Write – use this to connect to and encourage my child.  These letters may be the only encouraging voice in his life.

3. Support – with $34.00 each month, my funds enable Children’s HopeChest to hire in-country staff, help with projects at my child’s orphange and facilitate the letter writing exchange program.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, go to the Children’s HopeChest website (http://www.hopechest.org/sponsor-a-child/) for more information.

photo 2        Everything that Mintesinote will receive in his care package.  Everything was purchased from the Bullseye Boutique (Target).

photo 1To save space when packing the care package, all items are put in the center so that the shirt can be rolled like a burrito and easily packed.

photo                                        All rolled up and ready to go.  I also included a letter and pictures of me and Max.

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