I’m Heading Back to Ethiopia!

This past Sunday I preached on how God has shaped each of us uniquely (you can watch it HERE). It was a fun message in that it’s always a great reminder that God has given each of us different talents, abilities, experiences, and passions that are unique to us.

Many of you know that my wife and I have a deep passion for the people of Ethiopia. Most of this, of course, has to do with the fact that my youngest two children were adopted from Ethiopia.


Our journey began in November of 2010 when we took our first trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to meet our youngest daughter for the first time. Aime and I both remember that it took us exactly 30 seconds to fall in love with this place. The sites, the sounds, and the smells drew us in, but it was the people who captured our hearts. Now, I often tell people, that a big part of our heart sits over and Ethiopia.

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Several years ago while on staff at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana I was introduced to Horizon International . The purpose of Horizon is to “create a world of hope for African orphan children whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS.” As you can imagine our hearts we’re drawn to this ministry. I’ve been blessed to have been able to work towards bringing their African Children’s Choir, The Kuyasa Kids, to both Northview and my current church, Fellowship Bible. The greatest blessing we’ve had through Horizon has been housing many of these children during their stay here in the States.

Three years ago my wife and I came to Fellowship. At the time of my higher I informed the Elder Board of our passion for Ethiopia and let them know that when they get Aime and I…they also get Ethiopia. I’m excited to say that after three years this is finally coming to fruition.

This coming October 23 – November 1, I will be going with an exploratory team from Fellowship to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We are partnering with Horizon International in an effort to “create a world of hope for African orphans whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS.” 

After watching this short video about Horizon, I want to ask you to partner with me in this journey. The trip is going to cost roughly $3000.00 and will be approximately nine days long. I want to encourage you to partner with me as a prayer partner by clicking the link below. I have also included a link if you are interested in supporting me financially on this trip.

*Although this is an exploratory trip, I will need to raise the funds in its entirety. As always, I’m excited to see how God will continue our meet the needs as we obey his call to give hope to a broken world… and will keep you all updated.

You can checkout Horizon International (HERE)

Dates: October 23 – November 1, 2014

Prayer Support Goal: 100 prayer partners

Financial Need: $3000.00

Sign Up on the Sidebar to be considered a prayer partner for this trip

Click (HERE) to make a financial contribution to this trip

Thanks for prayerfully considering your partnership and I will be sure to keep this community informed of all the exciting news to come!


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