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Ministry Team Leaving for Ethiopia

Next week, HopeChest is sending a team of 16 volunteer travelers to Ethiopia to bring the tangible Gospel into the lives of thousands of orphans. They’ve been preparing for months, and will soon be about the work of building school buildings, painting orphanages and dormitories, and bringing school supplies to poor Ethiopian villages.

It is these times that I am reminded of how Jesus went to the poor. He defined His earthly mission through the poor, declaring his mission to set the captives free and preach good news to the poor.

For the time this team will minister in Ethiopia, they will be “Jesus with skin.”

If you have never had the opportunity to serve on a mission trip, I would challenge you to make that a goal for the next year.

If you have, share a story or memory about how God worked through you and your team to bring His love to those you were serving.

And, please pray for our team. You can find more regular updates about our team in country at

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posted September 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I told myself I would do a mission trip or something like it once I retire. I am now in the process of trying to do a one week trip where I will help out with disaster relief in the U.S. It’s not Ethiopia but a start. I recently read Radical by David Platt and he has a one year challenge at the back of the book (5 or 6 items listed in the challenge.) Other items include: reading the Bible in a year, praying for the world everyday, giving beyond your comfort level, being part of a community of believers. I started Sept. 1. Thanks for always challenging us. It’s amazing how sometimes it just takes someone to challenge you to actually get you to do something.

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posted September 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Thanks for always challenging us. There is so much opportunity out there that we choose to ignore. I was waiting until I retire to do some mission trips. After reading Radical by David Platt I am taking his one year challenge. It includes reading the Bible in a year, praying for the world daily, giving beyond your comfort level, and going somewhere on a mission type trip. I have now signed up to do a disaster relief one week project in the U.S. It’s doable while I’m still working full time. Once I retire I’ll venture out further.

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posted September 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Having problems with this system. Thought my comment went out the door. But here it is. So now when my replacement one comes through you will have another, almost the same. Sorry.

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