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Missions Update: Making a difference when travel isn’t an option

Just like so many others who have had to delay or cancel plans this summer, our missions’ department has felt the disappointment of not being able to send teams to visit our friends all over the world. But that hasn’t stopped some of our dedicated volunteers from helping and supporting our friends at Bete Hosanna in Ethiopia. Team leader Gretchen Fricke planned to lead a team of returning volunteers back to Ethiopia this summer. As a part of their yearly trip, Gretchen’s team has always held an online fundraiser to help raise support for her team members and to help provide for some of the tangible needs for the girls at Bete Hosanna. Although Gretchen and her team won’t be able to physically travel to Ethiopia this summer they are still holding an on-line auction with the sole purpose of raising funds to help support the ministry and work of our home in Ethiopia.

Read what Gretchen has to say below:

Friends – we are having an online auction to benefit the work being done at Bete Hosanna in Ethiopia. This is AWAA’s home for young girls who age out of the government run orphanage. When young people age out, they face a dire future. They have no money, no social support, no family, no education and no trade to fall back on. While living in Bete Hosanna, they learn a trade, have a safe place to live while saving money to start their life and create a support system for their future. It’s really an amazing place and the young ladies are precious. If you’d like to learn more about their work, please visit:

We have close to 200 items in the auction – a variety of yummy, fun, quirky and practical items. Oh, and LOTS of Lou Malnati pizzas….we cleaned out the stash in our freezer. 🙂

The auction runs Wed through Sat this week and all money will be donated to Bete Hosanna. If you’d like to join the auction, please click here. 

So, have fun in the auction and know your money is directly impacting some incredibly deserving young ladies.

We would love to invite all of our America World friends and supporters to be a part of the fun. If you click on this link, it will take you to the auction page where you can request to join. The auction items will be listed Wednesday evening and bidding will run through Saturday. The only request of the team is that if you win something, you pay for the shipping in order to help keep costs down. Have fun!

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