As is the case with so many of our adoptive families, their children have a heart for the people of Ethiopia and they want to DO something to help!
Thirteen-year-old Rachel Gallegos recently gave a presentation at her AWANA group and took a two week collection of spare change to buy water filters for Ethiopia from our YWAM Gift Catalog. The children brought in over $200 in that short time! They were such cheerful givers, too – they gave all they had in their pockets! These donations will buy 5 portable water filters which will be delivered through our in-country representative to several communities where clean water is not available.
Rachel’s mom, Michelle, said “We had no idea what God was going to do in our hearts through adoption. We did not know He was going to break our hearts for the widows and orphans of this country or that He was going to give us such a love for Ethiopia and a desire to advocate for the needs we saw. We also did not know what God was and is doing in the lives of our children through adoption – especially our oldest daughter. We have witnessed God using her to bless the people of Ethiopia in many ways. It all started with God calling us to adopt and it is amazing to watch the UNEXPECTED things God does, molding us and our children.”
1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
THANK YOU to Rachel and to her Awana group. Many families will now have clean water to drink and avoid getting diseases like Typhoid that are spread through dirty water.
Be sure to visit our YWAM Gift Catalog to find ways you too can make a difference in the lives of widows and children in Ethiopia.