by Brian Anderson
Lake City Community Church

Sweeping silhouettes of Acacia trees against the Ethiopian sky this morning gave inspiration for the ‘Tree of Love’ mural in the kindergarten. With leadership from Judy Van Houte, the tree bloomed with the colorful hand prints of every child, teacher and many friends of the YWAM Mana Gammachuu kindergarten.
Unity continued through the day as we worked together to finish painting the inside of the school and the playground equipment. A fence, mandated by the government, was put up in the two days and mostly painted as well.
The lovely day ended with a delicious meal of goat meat and bread, served to nearly 100 people of the local church. Pastor Jim encouraged us to continue the friendships begun by remembering to pray for one another. We clapped and danced to spontaneous music of praise to God around a celebratory bonfire. Gifts were then given to the leadership, and lots of hugs from the children made it hard to leave these precious new friends.
Lake City Jan 2015 teamThis wonderful mission team from Lake City Community Church in Lakewood, WA will be serving with Missions Director Mark Wolbert in several areas in Ethiopia.  Their church has ‘adopted’ the Mana Gammachuu kindergarten and all of the AM 1:27 families in this area. Join us in praying for effective ministry and big impact through the Holy Spirit.