This was South Bay' Church's third consecutive year visiting our partner church in Ethiopia: Nazret Emmanuel United Church...along with Compassion International. Nazret Emmanuel is not only the founding church of their denomination, but they have planted churches all over Ethiopia. We had the privilege of helping them fund and clear some property for their 3rd daughter church in Nazret (AKA, Adama). Aside from having an aggressive church planting plan, they also host one of the largest Compassion International projects in Ethiopia...with over 330 sponsored children. Additionally, at the time of our visit, their Child Survival Program run by Compassion had, about 35 mother and infants...along with 6-7 expecting moms. It's a great joy to partner with both the church in Nazret and Compassion!
As of date, people of South Bay Church have sponsored about 100 children from the project and surrounding communities. We will have another opportunity to sponsor more children in Nov of 2013 as Compassion is identifying more children from the area that are in need of sponsorship.
Several people on our team got to meet their sponsored child for the first time. I saw my little girl, Yididiya for the 3rd time. You cannot fathom the impact of sponsorship without seeing it first-hand! Go to compassion.com and SPONSOR A CHILD!!! DO IT!