We Are Thankful For Our In-Country Staff!

America World is so blessed to have an amazing staff of
people who work vigorously in each of our various programs. Yesterday
morning, our staff joined together to pray over each of our in-country staff
members. Much of their work goes unseen, but is vital in placing children
in forever families.

The Ethiopia program is unique in the large staff they have
in-country. At times, just to obtain one document, a staff member may travel
for hours on bumpy roads to the orphanage or region where the documents
originated, and occasionally they make the entire trip only to find the
document is not ready. In the rainy season, commutes may become especially
arduous.  The internet connection is not always reliable, and a staff member
may stay extra late waiting for connection to email us documentation. Even
through some of the setbacks they face, they continue to work with passion
towards the mission. We are honored and encouraged by their work ethic and
faithfulness.

One comment we continually receive from families returning
from Ethiopia is how much the in-country staff love the children. Daily,
they can be found giving lots of hugs, joking, laughing, playing and serving
the children with all they have. Recently, a past staff member from our
Ethiopia team mentioned his time spent praying in the rooms with the children
who have special/medical needs.

We thank God for our staff who work diligently on these
children’s behalf in each of our countries. We also pray for
the staff members not directly employed by America World who work at orphanages
and care for the children around the world. They are truly the hands and
feet of Jesus and for that we are incredibly grateful.

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