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Prayer Points: April 2016

Specific ways you can pray for The Forsaken Children, Ethiopia, our team, and the children we serve.

october board vision trip 2016

Anything But Board: Chair Intro

I invite you to be a part of this journey! Check back regularly for new content on the website and look forward to our monthly blog posts on several topics ranging from board updates, cooking in Ethiopia, reasons kiddos end up on the streets, donor spotlights, prayer requests and updates, and more!


Team Ethiopia: In Closing

Today was the LAST day in Ethiopia. It was bittersweet with tears and laughter. We headed to Entoto – up the mountain – to do the Street Race associated with the “Run Your Street 5K” with the kids.   We were a little bit ahead of schedule to meet the kids, so we stopped part way up the mountain and …

Staff retreat – the staff all wore their Tennessee shirts to represent where our team came from!

Team Ethiopia: Day 9 (Friday)

Thank you for prayers. The team is feeling better and healthy!  This day was all about the staff of The Forsaken Children/Onesimus. We headed out to Sodere, which is about 2 hours east of Addis Ababa. Three other missionaries – Bria, Jody and Hannah from the US joined us. Karyn Bridges also joined us and we chatted in the van …

Team Ethiopia: Day 8

Blog Day 8 (Thursday)   Bradley here! Today was fantastic! I woke up extra early this morning to prepare for my lesson I taught today. I went upstairs to the top floor, set my papers down, and glanced out the window. When I looked out, I saw the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen. After gazing at God’s artwork …

Cathy using an umbrella to demonstrate the enveloping presence of God.

Team Ethiopia: Day 7 (Wednesday)

Four days and twenty hours ago, we arrived in Addis Ababa with much anticipation and excitement, looking forward to what God was going to do. You have read about some of what the Lord has done up to this point and today was no exception. God has been so gracious to us and has blessed us beyond our wildest expectation. …


Team Ethiopia: Day 6 (Tuesday)

Today, Liz led a powerful, interactive message on Red Sea Rule #6 “When unsure, just take the next logical step of faith.” She explained the difficulties the Israelites faced escaping Egypt. The kids participated in a demonstration of the parting of the Red Sea, and enjoyed it very much.


Team Ethiopia: Day 5 (Monday)

First day with the kids is finally here!

The team battled distractions in the morning but made it to the drop-in center to spend a great first day there. Months of hard work and preparation finally came to life and the kids, team and staff were all thrilled to see each other. God really worked in the various stations of the Vacation Bible School and kids were given the opportunity to accept Christ.


Team Ethiopia: Day 4

After getting settled in the Bethel Guest House and getting some much-needed sleep, the team is finally starting to get settled in Ethiopia. We started off the day by having a fabulous breakfast prepared by the house staff, sharing memories already made on the trip, and reading and discussing our morning devotionals that were led by Liz.