Wednesday, March 25, 2009


It has been my pleasure and honor to lead four mission trips to Africa over the last 4 years. I have another one planned for the Summer of 2009! This time to Ethiopia and Uganda. I was married last Fall to a wonderful man, Simon, who joined me on our 2008 Mission Team and now we are co-leading this year's trip. Praise God! I love Africa and my heart especially goes out to the orphans in Ethiopia since the agency I work for, America World Adoption processes adoptions from there. Please be blessed by the stories and pictures on this page and let me know if you'd like to join me for future mission trips!

Chip In to Donate to Our 2009 Mission trip

We actually have raised about $2000 as of March 30th in checks, but we still have $1000 to go! Important Note: Please remember to specify that your donation is for “Amanda & Simon Lawrence” under “add special instructions to the merchant” when Chip In directs you to pay through Paypal. Thank you! Your donation WILL BE tax deductible.

Our 2009 Visiting Orphans trip to Ethiopia and Uganda will be from June 20th to July 2nd. We will visit Amazima Ministries in Uganda. You can read more about this wonderful orphanage at We will also visit and care for the orphaned babies at Amani Baby Cottage and teach VBS to older orphans at the Canaan Children's Home. All of these orphanages are in Jinja, Uganda. We will then travel to Luweero to work with the children at New Hope.
We will then travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and work with many of the orphanages mentioned in previous posts from prior trips! Hope you can join us this year to care for the orphans!

Thank you!