Just Say Yes… {The One Child Campaign Experience}

Having been home just one week, I find myself looking through my photos over and over again trying to process all that we did and saw while In Ethiopia. I am always grateful that I get a bit crazy about needing to document our adventures through photos. As I comb through all the images I see the answer to the most common question I am asked before and after my trips, so what do you guys do when you are in Ethiopia? It’s a fair question but a tough one to answer without people’s eyes glazing over.  So instead of searching for the words to explain what we do I thought I would let the images do the talking. The images show just a few of the many reasons why I continue to say yes. I have been called to come alongside the hurting and the broken in Ethiopia and I am deeply passionate about sharing the plight of women and children with you. Join me and see for yourself how God will use you to be His hands and feet.

My trips are organized and run by my dear friend, Caleb David of One Child Campaign. Like me, he believes that short term mission trips help to create awareness and build relationships, funnel resources and develop partnerships for long term sustainable solutions.  Caleb and I both feel that being part of a mission team, listening and learning first hand, is vital, yet the real work begins when individuals return home. From there we have watched congregations or networks become inspired to act, sponsorship programs started, missionaries supported and so much more. Who knows why God is calling you to Ethiopia but no matter the reason I encourage you to say yes. Say yes to stepping outside of your comforts. Say yes to being vulnerable to the pain of the destitute and the orphan.

Please take a look at upcoming trips by visiting the One Child Campaign website. Caleb’s gift is the way in which he allows team members to view the need in Ethiopia while deeply respecting and honoring culture, ministry partners and the human spirit. Your One Child trip will be an authentic look at Ethiopia and her needs as well as where you can engage to become part of the solution.

And now a glimpse into what it is we do while in Ethiopia…

caring…

 

creating…

 

Engaging…

 

praying…

 

teaching…

 

 

feasting…

 

honoring…

 

reuniting…

 

returning…

 

laughing…

 

listening…

 

advocating…

 

loving…

 

delighting…

 

playing…
observing…

 

Looking forward to sharing more soon…

Peace and Grace,

Melanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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