Ethiopia – LaPlace/Jackson
June 3, 2022 - June 12, 2022
Estimated Cost: $3,000 - $3,300*
Team Leader: Angela LaPlace
ABOUT OUR LEADER:
Angela and Danielle have led multiple trips to Ethiopia. You will be in great hands as you join them to serve at our Bete Hosanna Home for girls and in a number of partnerships including the government run orphanages for girls.
ETHIOPIA MISSION TRIP BACKGROUND:
With a population of over 91 million people, there is a diverse collection of food, languages, customs and people groups in Ethiopia. The country also contains a unique landscape, including parts of the Nile River and the Great Rift Valley. As an East African landlocked country, Ethiopia is bordered by Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, Eritrea, and Djibouti.
Ethiopia, an ancient Christian nation, has deep-rooted Ethiopian Orthodox customs and practices. The Judaic-Christian roots of Ethiopia can be found in both the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Today, about half the population of Ethiopia is Christian.
Ethiopia is a country that is about twice the size of Texas has an estimated 4.3 million orphans. The children are primarily orphaned due to poverty, and live in both government-run and privately established orphanages. The need is great in Ethiopia, especially in light of the recent termination of international adoption.
Our One Orphan teams partner with many orphanages in Ethiopia. It is at these orphanages that the One Orphan teams visit and work to help provide education, resources, and support for the ongoing care provided by the orphanage staff.
* This is a general estimate of the overall trip cost per person. The costs are all-inclusive and intended to cover all traveling expenses, including international airfare. Our missions staff work diligently to keep the trip costs as low as possible.