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!
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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 http://kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com. 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!
Follow along as I take this mission seriously and minister to the orphans in this world.
Visiting Orphans...It pretty much speaks for itself. Our lives are made to give away to others and I love it that helping orphans is pure and undefiled religion! Follow along as I take God seriously about this mission and minister to the orphans in this world. He is constantly at work in our lives..we just sometimes have to shift our perspective to notice Him. I pray you will hopefully see Him in the words and pictures below..through my perspective.
This blogpage follows the mission trips I lead to minister to orphans in this world. I am the Executive Director of a mission sending agency called Visiting Orphans. (www.visitingorphans.org) I believe my mission in life is similar to the President of Compassion International, Dr. Wes Stafford. In his book, "Too Small to Ignore" he says, "On one side of this international bridge, my role is to minister to the poor, to the orphans, to "comfort the afflicted." And then I cross the bridge, coming back to the Western, more affluent world, where my job is to speak and write and to "affict the comfortable" to call them to action." Loving people on both sides of the spectrum...
I pray that something in my words or pictures will inspire you to reach out beyond yourself...to GO and help the "least of these".