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Ethiopia Orphanage Sponsorship

I'm still getting my head screwed on right after being home from Ethiopia. Jet-lag takes a toll on you but so does the adjustment of being around children who are desperate, hungry, and without much hope. Slowly, I'm getting back to normal.

I have great news to report: We already have our first Ethiopian orphanage sponsored! My good friend, who I am so thankful for, Anita Renfroe, has launched Anita's Mission of Hope to help us meet the needs of orphans in Africa. If you attend one of her conferences, you will hear about her connection with Children's HopeChest, and what she is doing. Today, she decided to sponsor the Kechene orphanage I mentioned in this post. You may remember Anita from her Mom's Overture that has been view millions of times on YouTube. She's also now a regular guest on Good Morning America. I can't begin to describe how excited I am that Anita and her husband, John, have partnered with us. They are amazing people!

Over the next few days, I'm going to be presenting the opportunity for sponsorship to other orphanages in Ethiopia. You can participate by recruiting your church, business, or community to get involved. We are also seeing blogging communities take responsibility for sponsoring an orphan community. 

Children's HopeChest has also opened Uganda. If you have a heart for that country and would like to help us please jump over to Daniel Clark's blog to read about his recent trip and learn how to connect. One life and a time, we are making a difference. Thank you!
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Jamie Wallace

posted October 21, 2008 at 4:11 pm

YEAH! Couldn’t be more excited for the beautiful kids of Kechene!
Praise Jesus!

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posted October 21, 2008 at 4:34 pm

THAT IS SOOOOOO AMAZING!!!! I am just so thrilled to pieces. :0) Angel

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Amy Bottomly

posted October 22, 2008 at 3:02 am

Amazing! I am a fan of Good Morning America and have seen your friend Anita many times on there! You know some people Tom Davis… Really exciting that Kechene is sponsored……………….

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Natalie Teabo

posted October 23, 2008 at 8:15 am

Truly Exciting! WHOOOHOO!! Its amazing how God works, Anita Renfroe was performing last April in Seattle and I was looking for her ticket to go with friends. She was preforming at Overlake in Seattle I happened to click on the church mission opportunites to see a mission to South Africa was taking place, I was fastly distracted. I didnt go to Anitas Concert but I am going to South Africa in December,I would have never found it if not looking for tickets to Anita. SO SEE GOD MOVE! Glad to hear!

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Melinda Devenouges

posted October 23, 2008 at 9:21 pm

That is so awesome!! So happy for the Kechene orphanage. I am so looking forward to God moving in a huge way. I am praying that my church will be one that steps up and takes part in what God is doing through Children’s HopeChest. I printed off the Ethiopia summary sheet and I sent the link to your blog so he can check it out.

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