Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Help support orphans in Ethiopia

As alluded to in the post below. For the month of October we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from our Adopt Africa magnets to Capitol Projects for Kind Hearts Care Center in Ethiopia. There are currently 68 children being sponsored there that can now have daily meals, get a good education, and have school uniforms. When I visited Kind Hearts in January I was not prepared for the degree of poverty affecting these kids. The school kitchen is a pile of rocks where they cook rice over an open flame outside (before Hopechest started helping they only got 1 meal a week) and the bathroom is a hole in the ground surrounded by a lean to tin shack. The kids were dirty and extremely thin with torn clothing and no shoes. When I saw photos from a few months later after these kids had been sponsored I was amazed to see life in their eyes, and the pride they exuded wearing their new uniforms, and many have even started to put flesh on their bones. We CAN make a difference and Karen Wistrom, the sponsor families, and Children's Hopechest have made a committment to these children to give them every amenity they deserve. So while visiting in Novemeber they will be doing some construction work and in order to help fund these ongoing projects I've decided to try and help in any way I can. Since I don't personally have thousands of dollar to donate, what I do have are these magnets and it would be a great way to be a steward of the Lords money as well as spreading adoption awareness. Our goal is to spread awareness by getting our magnet in each state. The states that we don't currently have magnets in are listed below:

Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

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