The past few months have been incredible. God has shown Himself so faithful in this first project. The students are learning and growing. The women are gaining hope and practical training. We are seeing God's faithfulness as His word is being taught to everyone as they come by choice to learn the Bible on Saturdays. This is what I want to do with my life.
We are at the point now where the kebele (sub city in Addis) is pleading with our staff to take more students in sponsorship. The need is so great, and we are feeling led to take this step of faith. The difficult part, of course, is that this costs more money. It would cost about another $1,000 a month to bring in more children to this project.
At the same time, we are feeling that in the next few months it is time to open our second project within Addis. We will spend time describing this in the next week on this blog and in a newsletter. What we are asking is that you would join us in prayer for these projects. Pray that God gives us courage to believe the funds will be available to care for His people. Some of you will be led to give towards these projects. Some may be called to support monthly, while others will be led to give a one time gift either now or before the year's end. If that is you, please take courage and believe that He is faithful. We are praying that God will provide richly in these last six weeks of the calendar year so that the needs of His students and women are met. If you have questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for everything friends. We are honored to journey this together.