Ethiopia – Kinsey
November 1, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Estimated Cost: $2,900 - $3,100
Team Leader: Abby Kinsey
About the Leader:
Hi! My name is Abby and I’m so excited that God is trusting me with the opportunity to lead a team to Ethiopia. I had the privilege to go to Ethiopia with a team for the first time in September 2017, then I was able to return again in October of 2018 as the leader of a team. Now a piece of my heart will always belong to the orphans of Ethiopia.
I have a picture that hangs on my mirror that quotes a song and says, “God put a million doors in the world for his love to walk through. One of those doors is you.” Through my experiences in Ethiopia God showed me how all He needed was my servant heart to bring hope to the people of Ethiopia. I don’t have any special talents, but I have an open heart and open arms.
Would you consider opening your heart and arms?
I would love for you to join my team and find how you, like the song, can allow God’s love to walk through the door of your heart into the hearts of Ethiopian orphans.
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.