Ethiopia – Dement
November 9, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Estimated Cost: $2,900 - $3,200*
Team Leader: Melissa Dement
ABOUT OUR LEADER:
My name is Melissa Dement and I live in Fort Worth, Texas with my husband of 15 years, Joe, and our 11-year-old daughter, Elliot. My heart was first opened to orphan care in 2015 when I went on a mission trip with our church to Nigeria. God is doing amazing things there and all over the world for orphans. In the fall of 2017, I went to Ethiopia with One Orphan and I fell in love with the country and its people. The song Do It Again by Elevation Worship has been running through my head since we returned. “I’ve seen you move, you moved the mountains, and I believe you will do it again.”
While in Ethiopia, God moved mountains for us and I DO believe he will do it again. I am honored that He has chosen me to be His hands and feet in caring for His children. If God is leading you to join us, be ready for your life to change in amazing ways.
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.
* 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.