Blessing the Children will be in Seattle this weekend

Blessing the Children will have a booth at Missionfest this weekend, located at the Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, WA. Come check out the booth and say “hi” to our respresentatives, Dan & Beth Lincoln (from Michigan) and Rick & Sheila Lamb (from Canada).  We’d love to see you!

For more information – including location information and schedule, please visit :
http://missionsfestseattle.org/

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Blessing the Children will be in L.A. this weekend

Thats right everyone! Blessing the Children will have a booth at the National Youth Workers Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. So come check us out and say hi, we’d love to see you!

For more information – including location information and schedule, please visit : http://www.nywc.com/

Abayneh’s Progress – Visa Acquired

 

Abayneh
Abayneh

 

Abayneh in Action

Abayneh in Action

We are excited to share that Abayneh has been granted his visa and is awaiting airfare.

We are also excited to share that Pastor Tadesse (BCI’s National Director in Ethiopia) will be accompanying him as his chaperone. We were praying and wondering how this was going to work? Who was going to bring  Abayneh to the States? After a lot of prayer and some brainstorming, Pastor Tadesse seemed to be a logical choice. The only problem was, getting him a visa.

Getting a visa to visit Ethiopia is as simple as buying a candy bar. Although getting a visa to visit America can take several months, A LOT of paperwork, and is generally denied anyways. So we were very aware that getting Pastor Tadesse a visa could be difficult, if not impossible. What we didn’t take into account was the Lord’s grace and timing.

Pastor Tadesse applied for the visa’s on September 9th, the Embassy gave them an appointment the very next day, and without asking to see any paperwork (other than the application form), granted them both two year visa’s that same day. Isn’t the Lord great?!

As Keith put it in am email to Deanne, the wonderful lady who has been orchestrating Abayneh’s medical care and travel, “Wow, that seemed too easy.  Praise God, both Abayneh & Pastor Tadesse have their visa to enter America… and a two year visa at that.  I am somewhat amazed, but I know that I shouldn’t be.  It seems we get so caught-up, concentrating on doing EVERYTHING we think we need to do to be diligent stewards of the Kingdom, then when God moves and opens a door that we have been pushing on for so long, we are actually a little surprised the door opened!”

 

New Children – part 2

We have new children!

Please check them out and share them with friends and family. Maybe the Lord will impress upon your heart or someone you know to sponsor one of these precious children. All of the children in our program can be found in the Child Info Book on our website: http://blessingthechildren.org/Adana/Child_Info.pdf

Natnael Mulugeta

Natnael Mulugeta

Yonas Alemayehu

Yonas Alemayehu

Biniam Chekel

Biniam Chekel

New Team-Missionary Photo Page is up

We have put up a new Team-Missionary Photo Page on the website!

So if you’ve sent in or shared some of your trip photo’s with us, check it out! You might be in there.
If you have any photo’s you would like to share from your own trip, please feel free to email them to us and we’ll put them up.

You can visit the new page here: http://www.blessingthechildren.org/photos/ 

 

http://www.blessingthechildren.org/photos/

The gift of water

During a recent team, one of the team members fell in love with a little boy in our program, Bereket. She noticed that, like many homes in Ethiopia, he did not have running water. So before she left Ethiopia, she felt led to pay to have a waterline put in for Bereket and his family.

Many thanks to Viktoria for her caring heart and loving spirit! We thank the Lord everyday for people like Viktoria, who make Blessing the Children so effective.

Bereket's new waterline

Bereket's new waterline

 

Viktoria & Bereket

Viktoria & Bereket

New Children – part 1

We have new children!

Please check them out and share them with friends and family. Maybe the Lord will impress upon your heart or someone you know to sponsor one of these precious children. All of the children in our program can be found in the Child Info Book on our website: http://blessingthechildren.org/Adana/Child_Info.pdf
Saron Solomon

Saron Solomon

Mekdes Tadesse

Mekdes Tadesse

Selam Abebe

Selam Abebe