We have absolutely wonderful case managers in Ethiopia for our Adoption Ministry 1:27 program. I wish you could meet them all!
These dedicated men and women visit with each family in our program twice monthly to check on their conditions, listen to concerns, assess needs and pray with them. One of these visits takes place at the local church where the families come to pick up their monthly food staples and the other visit is in their home.
When the CM hears about or notices a need that cannot be covered by the regular monthly support amount – things like beds, clothing or water filters – that need is included in the update that the sponsor receives. Often the sponsor will be able to send a little extra to cover the need. If they don’t, we check to see if there have been donations made through our YWAM Gift Catalog for that particular item.
Recently our case manager in Bole Bulbula, Demiss, sent us some pictures of several women receiving some much-needed items either provided by their sponsors or through the Gift Catalog. Their smiles tell the story!
because her sponsor sent extra help!
to replace what is ragged and worn.
both mother and daughter at night.
We also notify sponsors when a medical need arises in hopes they can help defray the cost of getting treatment. If it is an emergency, we use funds from our general account or Gift Catalog ‘Greatest Need’ fund. We have also begun to assemble a team of willing givers – our ER Team – who will help us meet urgent needs. Read more about that wonderful team of folks here!
Above and beyond the $50 monthly support for food staples and basic requirements, these extra needs are always going to exist and we trust God to provide through generous sponsors and Gift Catalog giving. Right now, our reserves are low for beds and bedding, formula, audio Bibles, milk and extra food. A donation towards ‘Greatest Need’ will help us meet a variety of urgent needs that arise. Thanks for your partnership with us in serving these women, children and families!