This has been an incredible thing to watch, people from all over the world are stepping up to help these mothers who we have been talking about, I want to thank everyone who has shared this, and who has donated towards this incredible cause.
What we are doing (if you missed the post a few days back) is helping the great folks over at Embracing Hope Ethiopia, a ministry here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that through a day care and sponsorship program (literally the best model of its kind that I have seen anywhere) helps mothers who are on the brink of loosing their children, to keep their families together and literally rise up out of poverty. Jessie and I have watched this incredible ministry come together over the past several years, and we have been beyond blessed (and impressed) by the work they are doing. A few weeks back we found out about a need that they have for sponsors, in recent months they have grown to allow more mamas into their program, and they are struggling to find the support they need to keep these new families paid for.
This is where our push has come in, we have been asking all of you, to ask all of your friends, to support one (or more) of the mothers in this program. Each mother costs $128 per month to fully sponsor, and Embracing Hope has broken those up into four $34 per month sponsorship slots.
I just spoke with Jerry today he and let me know that where we started out four days ago with 120 sponsorship slots needed (for thirty mothers) we are now down to 99 remaining! Meaning there are 25 mothers left who need our support. I know this sounds daunting, but so far over 3000 people have read about this need because of your spreading the word, if we keep this up we are going to be able to make a real dent in the need that these mamas have!
Please jump back to the original post and share it, if you have a blog will you please write a post about this need, and if you can please take one or more of the sponsorship slots yourself. I could not give a higher recommendation to a ministry that needs our support, we have known Jerry and Christy Shannon personally for many years now, and not only do they do an amazing job at their work here, but I can say that our family would not be here if it were not for the wisdom and support they have shown to us here. Truly God has placed these people in the right place at the right time, and we want to do everything we can to support them!
Here is a link to the original post about this need (The one we should keep spreading around to kingdom come)
Here is a link to the page where you can sign up to support a mama.
And if you missed it yesterday, here is a video about this incredible work that we are getting behind.
Thank you for your support!