Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ethiopia for 10 days!

So..... the time is here. Wow, two months just flew by!!!!!

Our team leaves tomorrow at 2:30 to make our long trek to Ethiopia! I am full of so many emotions!!!! Most of all, I am so excited!

How You Can Pray For Team Ethiopia

For 10 days, beginning June 9th, eight of us from Central Church will travel to Ethiopia to reach out to at-risk children with the love of Christ. We will run a VBS for children who literally live on the streets because they have no home and for children at-risk for going to the streets. As representatives of Central Church and The Forsaken Children we will be working alongside Ethiopian nationals who serve these children throughout the year.

As we go, we ask for your prayers. Please see how you can pray for us below and commit to pray everyday for our team. We will be more effective if you pray!

For each member of the team: Kelly, Liz , Kelly, Michelle, Britainy, Nicci, Bree, and Morgan.

o Many of us are leaving behind our spouses, children, pets, and basically those that depend on us. Pray for those we leave behind!

o Pray that the Lord will guard our stomachs from the bacteria lurking around us. Please pray specifically that no member of our team gets sick while we are there.

o God has something in store for each member of the team. Pray that each member will be like a sponge, ready to absorb what God wants to show and teach him/her.

For each child we will minister to. We will be working with around 150 children throughout our time in Ethiopia. Each of these children are beneficiaries of the project we are visiting called Onesimus Children Development Association. There will be three types of children we will work with, please pray for them all␣

o Street Children ␣ those actually living on the streets

o At-Risk Children ␣ those who live with some sort of family but due to poverty are increasingly at-risk for being lured by the streets

o Halfway Home Children ␣ children are in these homes because they either have no family or their family cannot care for them appropriately

For the Onesimus Children Development Association staff members we will work with.

o These staff members have very difficult jobs and it is easy for them to become overwhelmed. Pray that our team will be able to encourage these believers, giving them strength to persevere.

We want to keep you posted about how things are going and everyday, starting Saturday, June 11 until Saturday, June 18, we will blog!

The team will be posting blogs from the ground, sharing a picture or two and updating everyone with specific prayer requests along the way. Feel free to comment, as the team will often get a chance to read

back some of the comments left on the blog, encouraging them along the way.

See you soon! Love!!!!


  1. You're going to be AWESOME! Can't wait to see you in action

  2. Praying for you and your team Nicci!