"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT"...Proverbs 24:12

Monday, July 30, 2012


I don't think I have ever slept 12 hours in my life- never too old to break records though right?  We wanted to have an early start today to call Hopechest and see if we can arrange a last minute visit.  So when I jumped out of the bed at 11:00 we scrambled to get ready, amazingly got a hold of Hopechest and arranaged the last minute visit, called a taxi, and inhaled breakfast while the cab was waiting for us.

We met Yemamu- the director of Hands for the Needy in Korah.  He took us to their offices where we dropped of a suitcase full of shoes, clothes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and games.  He is AMAZING.  We spent alot of time talking about his story on how he got involved in this.  He has such a huge heart and needs so many more people to come along side him and help the people of Korah.

Korah is a trash dump outside Addis.  People live there and raise there families in the dump- surviving on what they pick through.  I could not even watch the strong grown men do this- I litteraly had to look away because it was too much to see. Alchoholism and prostitution is a big reality here as they have no hope left.
Our church pattnered w/ Yemamu and helps him support over 200 children.  The kids of Korah come to the carecenter for food, clothes, and discipleship.  They are also given the ability to go to school and church.  He told us about the physical difference he can see in the children since the sponsorship program began.  This man has a big heart and big dreams....thankful we serve an even bigger God!   THere are hundreds  more children that need to be reached! If you have $34 a month to spare Please consider making a HUGE difference in the life a child in Korah.  Yemamu was actually a child raised in Korah himself- because of him being sponsored he has been given a 2nd chance in life and is now commited to helping as many children that he can.
Check out this listing!  http://www.hopechest.org/community/hands-for-the-needy/sponsor/  

The carecenter is nice- I cant believe I cant show pics now but I definaly will when we get home!
We are actually going back there tomorrow to go to church in Korah!  I am so excited!  We will be our sponsor child there too. 

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