I want to start keeping you posted here on Give1 about our community in Ethiopia. If you're new here, let me catch you up to speed. About a year ago we spent a whole day finding sponsors, one by one, for the kids in a Drop-In center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia called Greenlight. The center provides meals and discipleship daily. They help the kids and families by occasionally providing medical assessments, school uniforms and things like that.
A few things are going down there right now. One is that many of the children's "homes" were made out of trash and mud built alongside a river. The government came and knocked them all down, leaving many of our kids homeless.
Another is that my husband, Brandon, and I have taken over as carepoint coordinators and will be responsible for finding sponsors for all the kids and visiting once a year. That trip planning is underway and will be happening in June. Wynne and her gang will be there too. It's a big old party. Also, email me if you'd like to send a small care package with us. If you'd like to go, shoot me an email at b.cupitt(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Twenty new children have come into the carepoint this week. Twenty. And here's the scoop. Right now they are all being fed. It's just that everyone is being fed less. For most of these kids, the meal they get at Greenlight is the only one they get all day. For every child that gets sponsored, the quality and quantity of food and care is increased. So can I just bug you today to open up to one more? If you can squeeze it out at all? I know you think you can't do one more, but I bet you can. And I'll do it too, ok? We just signed up to sponsor Robel. I let Abby pick this time, thinking maybe she'd like a little girl her age. Nope, she picked a boy her brothers age. Here's our new guy.
To sponsor a child from Greenlight (whom we will be meeting very soon!) click here. Browse through or choose 'unsponsored'. Now we you may notice something slightly disturbing. Many of the children appear to be in need of medical care. We are trying to find a nurse to come with us on this trip, but we're really needing some money in the medical fund too. If you'd like to donate to that you can do so here. Thanks so much. Let me leave you with a few precious faces in need of sponsors. Maybe it's you.