May 2016 DIC Kiddos - 3 cropped

Prayer Points: May 2016

On May 9, our Ethiopian Team welcomed 21 new street kids into the Drop-In Center for the welcome ceremony to the Drop-In Center Program. This is very exciting! The team focused on boys this season under 12 years old who had been on the streets for less than one year and were from the Southern areas of Ethiopia – like …

Don Gilbert & Family

Donor Spotlight – Don Gilbert

It was Don Gilbert, the missions pastor at that time at Joe’s home church, Central Church, in Collierville, who listened to Joe’s dream. Joe told Pastor Gilbert about Nega, who had been his interpreter during the trip and how God had brought these two men together to create what is now known as The Forsaken Children and Onesimus.

education school studies

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. …