Monday, October 27, 2008

Gearing up for Ethiopia....

Sort of. At the end of this week an amazing team will be heading off to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to do a little "extreme home makeover on the Werea Daycare" (Photos are of Werea Daycare). Here is an excerpt from my caseworker's email explaining the project:
This daycare is different than what we would call a daycare—this is a place that children from incredibly poor families are dropped off to be cared for. The conditions are horrible though—there are no toys, the structure is not a safe environment and this place is not somewhere that we would desire children to spend all of their days.
My friends, Annie and Dan, are helping head up this project and have organized a group of men to work hard all week to accomplish an ambitious goal. I am so excited for them -- what an experience. I think it is so fantastic that AGCI is investing beyond just Hannah's Hope. My heart aches for Ethiopia... but that is a whole other discussion.

Aside from bringing their hard work and skill, it is a great opportunity to load up the work crew's bags full of items that will be put to good use at Hannah's Hope and beyond. Hannah's Hope is the home that the children live, receive phenomenal care, and get loved on while they wait to be adopted. I am frequently hounding Annie for detailed information about how Hannah's Hope is run as she was there at its start and this will be her third trip. I was able to take advantage of the fact that I work at a hospital and go "dumpster diving" through medical supplies and medicines that would otherwise be thrown out. I also appreciate all my friends who have helped with donations from the "Hannah's Hope Wish List" and helping obtain sought after medicines.

So... I will live vicariously through this group and know that my time is coming sometime in the relative near future.

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