The computers were purchased and have been received by Ayne. Thank you to all who donated!
Beautiful Ayne is the founder of I Care for the Nations, one of the care points in Ethiopia where we sponsor a child.
She is an absolutely amazing woman with a servant's heart who is a true example of a community leader.
She works tirelessly to support and encourage the kids and empower their moms and care takers at I Care.
This is not only physically exhausting, but also mentally draining work.
The trauma and loss that most of the kids at I Care have experienced is overwhelming and she is on the front lines each day working to make a change for these kids and their families.
I had the opportunity to take a surprise trip to Ethiopia in October (nothing better for my soul than spending time in this country that I love).
Visiting with Ayne and hearing updates about the kids and women and learning more about the income generating projects that have been put into place this year was an absolute
highlight of the trip.
Celebrate with me as you view these amazing pictures!
What was only a dream last year is now a thriving reality.
Last year at this time so many of you donated to "Change Their Stories" and you truly have done just that with these income generating projects.
|cotton spinning machines|
|Barista training room|
|daycare training room|
Below, hanging on her walls at I Care are pictures we sent from our team trip in June 2015 (so cool to see that she has saved these photos and displayed them).
During our visit, Ayne shared some of her struggles. She asked for nothing, but one thing she did mention is that the computers they are using in the I Care office are old and very slow. She and the staff at I Care use these computers to send updates and pictures about the kids and programs. They are so slow in fact that they often stay late into the evening in order to complete their work.
This woman goes out of her way to sacrificially serve others everyday.
Here she is below translating a letter that my friend's sponsor child wrote while we were there. She made a point to meet with us so that we could have the letter before we left.
I would love to bless her with two new laptop computers for the I Care office to make her life a little easier.
So here's my idea for a little Christmas surprise for her.
My friends just got word that they are traveling to Ethiopia to complete their adoption in early January.
Could you help me by donating a few dollars to Ayne's computer fund so that we can purchase these computers before the end of the year?
We are hoping to raise $450 to provide 2 Notebooks and adapters.
They would then be ready to be hand delivered just in time for Ethiopian Christmas
(which is January 7th).
As you've seen with the many other fundraisers we've done, when people join together and give a little it adds up to a lot and we are able to make a difference in people's lives.
If you'd like to join me in making a difference for this amazing lady who has given her life to serving others,
click on the "donate" button
at the top, right hand corner of this blog.
***Also, please leave a message of encouragement in the message box when you donate. I will compile these to send on to her as well.***
You will be helping to partner in the work that Ayne has started at I Care.
Thank you for your continued support!
It is truly changing lives.