2020 Vision

 


 

Note: This message was recorded before the Coronavirus outbreak that has dramatically affected the U.S., Haiti, and Ethiopia in recent weeks. Therefore, the pandemic is not specifically mentioned or addressed in this message. Nevertheless, the key points of this video remain true.

 


 

๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ๐—  ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐——๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ.

 

 

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€:

  • We see a recurring theme of multiplication across the organization.
  • We’ve launched Family Preservation and Discipleship programs in Ethiopia.
  • Weโ€™re in the early stages of beginning a new Kinship Care program in Haiti.
  • Here in the U.S. we plan to continue ramping up our BrickHouse program.
  • We look forward to continued engagement with you through events and media.
  • Thanks for your continued prayers and partnership during these trying times!

 


 

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒโ€™๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ:

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Ethiopia VBS 2018

โ€œSee what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!โ€ ย โ€“ 1 John 3:1

 

 

Inja* is seven years old, and just completed first grade. She was so excited for our second annual Vacation Bible School this month! Since she and her family joined our programs, Inja has been attending Sunday School and our after-school tutoring programs where she is hearing about Jesus! She has also been learning about responsibility and personal hygiene. When some of our staff and volunteers from the local church set up for camp, she watched intently from the door of the church. ย They hung a large banner with these words printed in Oromiffa, (their local language): โ€œAni Ijoolle Waaqayyoo Dhaa!โ€ ย It means, โ€œIโ€™m a Child of God!โ€ ย This was the theme for VBS.

 

 

Inja made paper crowns and listened to lessons about Godโ€™s love for her each morning. In the afternoon, she had fun playing games with her friends. For five days, Inja heard a consistent message of Jesusโ€™ love for her. We hope itโ€™s a message she will tuck away in her heart.

 

 

Her mom was so thankful to see Injaโ€™s happy smiles after returning home from VBS each day. The prayer of her motherโ€™s heart is that, โ€œGod fills my children with wisdom and understanding in school and their faith. I pray that they will be listening, and ready for the doors God opens for them!โ€ We pray that tooโ€ฆ for Inja and dozens of other precious children who hear this Gospel message of hope taught in practical, loving ways. ย Not just at VBS, but throughout the whole year!

 

 


Get Involved:

  1. VBS is just one thing that we provide for vulnerable families in Ethiopia. Learn more about our work with single moms and their children here.
  2. Become a family sponsor and help families like Injaโ€™s reach their God-given potential.

 


 

*names changed for privacy