Birthday Blessings

In a third world country like Ethiopia, a birthday does not hold the same significance as it does in the Western world. Except for in the wealthiest communities in Ethiopia, most of the time there is no celebration. Many don’t even know or track their age or date of birth, since the caretakers are often unable to read and do not have calendars or clocks. A day that should be a cause for celebration often goes by unnoticed.

We are excited to announce that we are piloting a Birthday Blessings program this summer. We have a missions team traveling to Ethiopia from April through the end of summer. The team has volunteered to visit the local shops in Debre Zeyit and pick out a special birthday gift and deliver it to your child. Imagine your child’s delight at receiving this most unexpected surprise!


If your child’s birthday falls between April 20th and August 31st, you may participate in the Birthday Blessings pilot program. The deadline to sign up is March 20th, to ensure birthday delivery.

You may choose to send any amount to be used where needed most, or select from the gift options below:

Clothing – $40
Household Item – $25
Toy – $15

We also invite you to mail a birthday card to the office by March 20th, which our missions team will deliver to your child.

We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity to give your child special birthday memories!

Blessing the Children International
2267 Fraser Road
Kawkawlin, MI 48631

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