Hello everyone! I have been blessed with yet again, an amazing opportunity. I will be going back to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the organization Awake & Alive this summer!
For those of you who don’t know, Awake & Alive was founded in Goshen, Indiana by two adoptive mothers—Danielle Black and Jolene Shrock. Awake & Alive opened a school in Kechene for 35 kids (a little over 200 currently) of the poorest and most marginalized children in Ethiopia. Currently, the all-Ethiopian staff provides full educational services for 4 to 7-year-old children, a large majority of which are orphans or half-orphans. While I’m in Ethiopia, we will be at Bright Future Academy teaching the kids english, volunteering at the local orphanage, home visits with the students (I will be able to go on a home visit with Ribka, the girl I sponsor there), visit the women’s empowerment project, & most importantly spreading the love of Jesus.
The first time I went was in November of 2017. Being able to see these people and this country has been so eye-opening and completely world changing for me. Not only that, but the God-given friendships I’ve made there I know will always last a lifetime. Going back has always been a dream of mine, and I really feel God is putting it in my heart to go. I would be so honored if you would be willing to donate, even the littlest amount towards my trip and support me on this journey. Thank you for your consideration!