For those of you familar with my blog, I sponsor a child, Muri, through Children's Hope Chest at Trees of Glory. This is Trees of Glory care-point in Ethiopia, currently serving 100 children with no running water!
Fundraising is going on now to raise money to drill a well. Once the well has been drilled at Trees of Glory, the care-point expects to be able to serve 200-300 children - providing food, clean water, clothing, medical care, education and Christian discipleship in a safe, loving environment!
Trees of Glory is located 2 hours north of Addis in a rural village where the only access to water is a muddy river or a spigot in the village where water jugs are filled each morning and carried to the care-point on the backs of donkeys. With your help, we can provide fresh clean water for the care-point and expand our services to care for 200-300 children!
Presently, water is transported in yellow jugs to the care-point each morning on the backs of donkeys. 100 children plus the staff use the water for drinking, cooking and for washing hands.
This is a few of the children at Tree's of Glory. Once the well has been drilled and is in working order, many more children will be able to be served. I can't tell you what a difference being a sponsor has made in my life.
I know there are so many worthy causes in "blog world". Their generosity seems endless. Please consider helping by donating and prayer. There are many different ways to generate donations. Garage sales, collecting donations from your Sunday school class, church group or civic organization. Taking donations for water bottles at you kids sporting events or even at Fourth of July celebrations. Going a week without Starbucks or drive thru drinks and sending in the amount you would normally spend. No amount is too small.
You can donate directly to the well project by making a tax deductible donation to Children's Hopechest.
Go to http://www.hopechest.org//, click on GIVE
Under "Choose a Fund", specify DESIGNATED GIFT
For the account code, specify ET2119000
In the Notes area, specify WELL
OR/AND - you can enter Kim's giveaway by clicking to her blog HERE. Kim is also a sponsor to a child at Trees of Glory.
Children's Hope Chest has a second care-point in Ethiopia, called "Kind Hearts" (Kind Hearts is located in Addis), and their well is being drilled THIS WEEK!
To God be the glory.