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Specific need in Ethiopia…

Isn’t it amazing that we live in a country and world where WE can know a need on the OTHER side of the world? Isn’t it amazing that you can read about this need from the comfort of your home and actually make a HUGE impact right where you are—in the lives of orphans across the world? Today there is a specific need I want to share with you—they are on a time line—and while they don’t know where the money or resources will come from…I am believing the body of Christ is going to step up and make a difference. Will you prayerfully consider how God might use us, together, to make a difference?

Here is the deal. Children’s Hope Chest has a new day center in Ethiopia where 84 children are coming each day to receive education, food, clothes and care. The government has allowed this ministry to use the land under the condition they furfill the land requirement of livestock. They need the land for many reasons of course—one also being that it provides them access to the only existing well. They need our help in building a barn ($1,100) and 9 cows (estimated $900 each – $5,600 total). NOT ONLY will this allow them to keep the land–BUT the cows will provide a source of nourishment and protein for the children!!!

To read more about this need and how you can help–please visit my friend Deborah’s blog.

If you already know you just want to help–you can help by simply making any donation amount (or how fun would that be to challenge your entire extended family to tag team and go in together and buy a cow!!!). If you would like to make a donation–you can make it in someone’s honor and give them a card for Christmas letting them know you did so…and you will receive a sweet card in the mail to share what was done in their name…

Here are the details on making a donation to help buy the barn and 9 cows to save this land:

Make a donation at (go to the site, click on the orange GIVE button on the far right side at the top of the home page).
Under “Gift Information,” click on “choose a fund” and select “designated gifts”.
Then write in your gift amount (if you’re giving gift cards to more than one person, just add up the total amount to be given and write it in the blank, then when you email me, just clarify the number of total gift cards needed-that will save you from having to make multiple donations).
Then (this is the important part) under the “notes field” be sure to add in the Trees of Glory Livestock Fund code which is “ET2119-LIVESTOCK.”
Finally, add in your info and follow the prompts to complete your donation.
Once you complete your donation, send an email to with your donation amount, your mailing address and the number of gift cards that you need and we’ll send it out to you within the next few days. So that we are able to get the cards to you before Christmas, please make all donations prior to December 18th. If we have not met our goal by then, we will continue fundraising through other avenues, but the gift cards will no longer be sent.

You don’t have to buy a whole cow of course…ANY amount will help!!! Thank you for considering helping with this need! Will you also consider sharing this need on your blog or on facebook? You just NEVER know how God will choose to supply their needs and who He will choose to supply them through!

P.S. And THANK YOU to all of you who purchased a chance to win a photography session or trip to Hawaii for the Cook Family Adoption!!!! They raised 1/3 of their total adoption costs in 10 days!!! Truly…THIS is the body of Christ working!!! I believe we are ALL called to defend and rescue the fatherless. Not everyone will adopt–but everyone CAN do something!!! Thank you for ministering to their family and the little one who they will hopefully bring home in 2011! Isn’t it amazing…how we really are all in this together. Thank you for not just reading…but for ACTING. WOW! You. Guys. ROCK. For real…through the comfort of your own homes…through your computers…YOU are changing the world and making a difference in the lives of many!!!

Jessica - November 19, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Thanks so much for posting this. I’m working with my Aunt on this fundraiser and we’re really hoping to meet this need for the kids at the care point. They have been receiving regular meals at this center now since the summer and were just able to start school (for the first time most likely) in September. Thanks for using your blog and talent to make a difference!