Next weekend a wonderful group of eight women will be arriving in Addis Ababa with one goal:  to bring the tangible love of Christ to many women in Ethiopia.  These lovely ladies, who come from all different parts of the U.S., have met each other via Skype and have been praying toward this time for many months.

From November 2-14 they will be serving the wives of pastors and evangelists, nannies and nurses at our YWAM orphanages, widows sponsored through our Adoption Ministry 1:27 program, patients at the fistula hospital and women in a variety of churches.   They want to SERVE, AFFIRM, PRAY FOR and ENCOURAGE as many women as God gives them opportunity to be with.

Meet this team of women with big hearts and a big God!

Liane Wolbert is a wife, mom and grandmother who is married to our missions director, Mark.  She is the Domestic Adoption Director for Adoption Ministry and also does home studies for our local Ethiopia and domestic adoptive families.  She has a special love for outcast and marginalized people and also loves to laugh!

Stacy Dehnert works for World Vision and recently moved to Arizona from the Seattle area.  She is married with one son and one granddaughter.  Stacy has really looked forward to going to Ethiopia after a friend shared her experiences there. 

Zetta Stam lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  She and her husband have four children, one adopted from Ethiopia through YWAM.  When her husband asked her how she’d like to celebrate her 40th birthday, the easy answer was “Ethiopia!”  She is excited to share Jesus’ unconditional love with the women and children this team will serve.

Shelly Luthi does flowers and photography for weddings as well as being a personal chef for several families.  She helps with many YWAM events, including our banquets and picnics.  Shelly lives in Bonney Lake, WA and is married with two boys.  This will be her second trip to Ethiopia serving with a women’s team. 

Jennifer Kujawski is a college student from Wisconsin who loves to travel.  She is taking a year off from Liberty University and is living at home while taking some of her basic courses online.  She has a big heart for Africa’s orphans and is looking forward to finding her place in God’s calling for missions.

Keriana Forrester is a busy wife and mother to three girls.  She lives in Coeur d’Alene and owns a small government contracting business.  She is involved at her church with leading worship and children’s ministry.  She is eager to see what God has in store on this trip!

Sarah Siler is originally from England and has lived with her family in the Tacoma, WA area for over 20 years.  Her husband Tom is a doctor and they have three sons, a daughter and one grandson.  Tom and Sarah have both been to Ethiopia with YWAM mission teams and Sarah is anticipating ‘a lot of joy and several tears too’. 

Shannon Cline is a massage therapist from Tacoma, WA with a husband and three great kids.  She says she has had a passion for Ethiopia long before she knew Jesus and always believed that one day she would find a way to go. 

Join us in praying for:

  • protection and safe travels
  • team unity
  • life impact on the team and on those they serve
  • Holy Spirit power
  • wisdom and steps ordered by the Lord
  • fun!
I hope to get some updates from the team to share here on the blog… stay tuned!