One of the oldest cultures on earth, Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee.
Literature and archaeological finds date back to Bible times—including the servant from Ethiopia mentioned in the book of Acts.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church even claims to being the modern day home of the Ark of the Covenant.
But despite its rich beauty, culture, and history, Ethiopia is a land of deep heartbreak.
You and your team will serve with HOPEthiopia.
HOPEthiopia has a vision to provide an environment of love and security to children rejected and abandoned by parents and relatives as a result of the AIDS epidemic and/or other social conditions in Ethiopia.
You will join with their ministry by bringing the love of Jesus into the communities they have created to help children grow and develop into young Christian adults. They also provide residences to retired pastors, creating a community atmosphere where the reality of family, respect, and dignity is restored.
By combining an environment of young children growing up in a family environment with mature adults, these retired seniors naturally become “grandparents” for the children of the community.
You can expect to do a variation of ministry with this incredible group of people, but a large portion of time will be dedicated to children's ministry and community development through encouragement, service projects, and sharing your faith in tangible ways.
We ask you to come with an open heart and to expect the unexpected! All you need to serve with this team is a willingness to bring the restorative love of Christ into the heart of Ethiopia.
This trip is for you if:
You love playing with kids
Your heart breaks for orphans and widows
You want to grow in your faith while sharing God's love with others
This summer, be the hands and feet of Christ in one of the most ancient civilizations of the world.
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