Ethiopia – Reed
July 19, 2021 - July 27, 2021
Estimated Cost: $3,100 - 3,400
Team Leader: Angie Reed
My name is Angie Reed. I live in Indianola, Iowa with my husband and two boys. I am America World’s Director of Social Services for the state of Iowa, helping families prepare for adoption stateside. I first felt the call to One Orphan missions in 2016. Most of my families adopt through China and God made it very clear that was a trip he wanted me to do. I fell in love and was drawn to more. My first trip to Ethiopia was in the fall of 2017. During that trip, I again fell in love. God has placed orphans on my heart and a great desire to follow the call in James 1:29 to visit them in their affliction.
I am excited about the opportunity to return to Ethiopia. Amazing things are happening there and it is a life-changing experience. My prayer for this trip is that hearts will be changed towards adoption, children will feel and see the love of Jesus through us, and we will be able to have an eternal impact of the lives of everyone we encounter.
With a population of over 91 million people, there is an assorted collection of food, languages, customs and people groups. Ethiopia also contains a diverse 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 and 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.
America World partners with many orphanages in Ethiopia. It is at these orphanages that our One Orphan teams visit and work to help provide education, resources, and support for the on-going 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.