**UPDATE: The Worship Tree painting sold for $500 and $5,000 has been donated towards the building of the school. Praise the Lord!
Isn’t it amazing what can be done when many give what they can?
Those of you who read this blog know about the village of Gutumuma, Ethiopia where God is a doing miraculous work, bringing many people into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! You can read a bit of this story on our blog here, here, here and here.
With the generous donations of many, a fence has been constructed around the property, clean water has been brought in to the compound and a teacher has been hired to teach the twenty children sponsored by YWAM contributors. Thirteen bicycles have been pledged to give to the evangelists who are working to bring God’s truth to this area. In an amazing answer to prayer, a large donation has been made to build a worship center.
One of our adopting families, Jason and Kameron Shadrick, had the opportunity to visit this village when they were in Ethiopia for their court date in October. God touched their hearts in a special way for the children in the village and they’ve brought this passion back to their church. Their desire is to fully fund the building of a school for 250 children.
Jason has created a beautiful piece of art titled “The Worship Tree” (depicting the tree where this group of new believers meets for church) and they are auctioning it to the highest bidder, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the school building.