Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
What could be better than an Ethiopian welcome, FOVC style?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Will You Pray and Dream With Us?

Hello Friends,

As you are probably aware, Dave and I have been working with a legitimate and worthy organization called FOVC (Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children) in southern Ethiopia. (To learn more about FOVC, scroll down a couple of posts.)

For over three years, a young man named Desalegn Daka has been pouring his life into serving orphans and widows in his village and the surrounding areas. To date, he has had no support or acknowledgement from "the world."

It is on my heart to pray and consider planning for a trip to help Desalegn and the children.

For Dave and me, it makes absolutely no sense to try to take this on: We have four kids now. We used all of our money bringing two of them home (smile). Who on earth would consider taking our some combination of our kids while we travel? We are really busy!

I'm sure each of you has the same reasons to not consider going....heck, you probably have even more reasons!

In spite of every excellent reason each of us has to NOT consider taking a trip like this, I am asking you to think and pray about the possibility. I am going to believe the doors of our hearts and our circumstances will open for every one who is meant to take a trip to Southern Ethiopia.

If you do consider going, I promise this: You will see beauty like you have never seen before. You will be filled with joy and purpose. You will grow to love Desalegn and the children. Also, you will be scared and overwhelmed like you have never been before. You will feel very much ill-equipped for the work we would do. You will never be the same!

Thank you in advance for even considering joining us as we pray and dream.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

PLEASE keep me posted. My heart is so stirred right now...