Eight years ago, our family of four left everything we knew and moved to Ethiopia. We had originally planned to come for one year to see if God had more for us here. His plans were so much bigger than our own. To live and work in Africa was a dream I carried in my heart growing up. Never would I have thought we would be able to accomplish so much, be a part of impacting so many lives. I am still daily awed by how we are used here. By simple faith, open hearts and willingness to make a difference, we have been a part of something so much bigger than ourselves.
Grace Centre for Children and Families. Orphan Prevention. Keeping Families Together.
I want to thank you my friends for being a part of this journey. Your support, encouragement, volunteering hands and financial support has enabled us to do what has been accomplished.
So today I wanted to share with you a few memories and special moments from the last 8 years here in Ethiopia…
The are just too many occasions and projects Grace Centre has been involved in that I would love to highlight, but here is just a few more (It is really difficult to pick a few photos out of thousands!)…
There has been so many people that have been a part of Grace Centre in making it what it is today. We want to thank all of you. I want to give special thanks to the Moore Park Baptist Church, Catalyst Church, Immanual Baptist Church and Pink Girls for continuing to come each year and give of your time to work, build, paint, sew, play, sing, cuddle kids, teach and do whatever needs to be done.
Whether big or small contributions we need and appreciate all those who have given financially. Faithful sponsors are what keeps Grace Centre going. More than that, it enables us to reach our goals. We couldn’t do it without you. Speaking of faithfulness, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ps Bojan at CityLight Church in New York who has continued to faithfully give every month for several years now towards Grace Children’s Home. Your giving has enabled many children to be reunified with families, other children to find new forever families, and has also provided a loving, caring and safe home for those children that do not have one. Thank you for loving ‘the least of these’.
Before I end this post, I would like to thank our home church Dream Centre Christian Church for the continual love and support you have shown our family over the last eight years.
The future looks exciting at Grace Centre here in Ethiopia! We look forward to continuing to do this journey with you. Andrew, Marcie and I are so very appreciative of all of you who support Grace Centre in some way- whether it is through giving finances, fundraising and awareness, aid, volunteering or prayer. Thank you.