UP, UP AND AWAY! An excited group of women will be meeting in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, July 27th to fly together to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They have been planning and packing for this trip for months and finally they are off on an adventure of a lifetime. Four of the women are from the Northwest, four of them are from Tennessee and one lives in Florida. Liane Wolbert, our Missions Director’s wife, will be their fearless leader.
Adoption Ministry’s mission in Ethiopia is ministry to very poor children and women, and this Woman’s Touch team will be augmenting that purpose by bringing fun and laughter to many venues. Puppets, songs, crafts and VBS-type evangelism will delight the elderly widows in our care as well as the children. Many times the pastors’ and evangelists’ wives are in the background, silently caring for the children and running the home and there is no recognition of their hard work and sacrifice. In one remote village where we are just starting to build a worship center, the wives of the evangelists and their children (no men allowed!) are invited to share a meal with the women’s team. God’s words of encouragement will be shared and each will be the recipient of the team’s “Skirts ‘n Shirts” project. The gals have been saving up hundreds of skirts and shirts to give away.
At the Widows and Orphans Home in Adama, A Woman’s Touch has a grand party planned for all the nannies, cleaners, cooks and washers. These women work tirelessly day after day. The women on this team want to celebrate them and let them know through word and deed how meaningful their service is to the orphans and widows and that they are appreciated. Liane and her crew will make sure there is plenty of food and festivities mixed together with lots of love, laughter and hugs and will bless each worker with a skirt and shirt, also.
People are the focus of this team. Women who serve in the background with little to no recognition will be brought forward and honored and appreciated. Children and widows need to know that they are valued and that God loves them to pieces. Life is hard in Ethiopia, and the enthusiasm and fun these women will bring will lift spirits and rejuvenate hearts. As they pass out food or do a craft, as they hug and pray for a woman, as they laugh with the staff and hold and kiss babies… through their actions, the women and children associated with our ministry in Ethiopia will feel blessed by God Himself.
Please join us in lifting this team up in prayer as they travel and minister to women and children in Jesus’ name!
Use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.
Ephesians 4:28 NLT