Have you been thinking about sponsoring a child? We have 105 more children who are waiting for sponsors. Is God asking you to be one of them? Let me tell you a little bit more about the program….
All of the kids live in the Merkato area of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – a slum area near the Merkato (market). The area is densely populated, and there is a high rate of HIV/AIDS. Prostitution is rampant – this area has the largest “red light district” in all Ethiopia. Many children are forced to work, prostitute, themselves, or live on the streets at an early age. The average income per day is less than 50 cents!
The children who have been enrolled for sponsorship range in age from three years old to fifteen years old. All of them who have sponsors will be given the life-changing opportunity to receive an education, receive daily feeding, and have access to health care. In addition, they will receive school uniforms and supplies every year. But most importantly, they will learn about Jesus Christ through discipleship groups at the local Protestant church.
Sponsors will have the opportunity to write to your child (via email that will be translated and given to them). We would also love for you to join us on a future mission trip to Ethiopia to meet your child and show them the love of Jesus in person. We will be helping to lead several trips over coming years.
Take a look at the photos of the kids who need sponsors by clicking on the link below.
I have spent so much time looking at all of the photos. I love each one of these precious kids. This handsome guy is named Minase, and he is 7 years old.