Ethiopia - Gilliss

Trip Dates:

September 8 - 17, 2017

Estimated Costs:  $3,200*
Team Leader:  Kristen Gilliss

September 11th is the Ethiopian New Year! America World operates a transition home for children who are in the process of being matched with families for adoption are. America World also partners with many orphanages in Ethiopia. It will be these areas in which our missions teams will travel and minister to children. On this special trip the team will be celebrating New Year’s with our orphanage partners and bringing a special blessing to all the children. 

Hi there! I'm Kristen - a mama to four, wife, faithful friend, lover of adventure, travel and God! My first time to ever experience Ethiopia was in July 2010 for our first adoption and again in 2012 to bring our daughter home. It was after our first trip there that we knew we'd hold this country and its people so very close to our hearts and spend as much time there as possible. A favorite yet challenging verse of mine is  Proverbs 24:11-12 "Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend that we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts & keeps our souls, knows that we know & holds us responsible to act."

And  that’s why I'm so excited to invite you on a life changing experience with me and One Orphan to Ethiopia! I do believe that your life, like mine, will be wrecked and rearranged in all the best ways possible. Will you step out of your comfort zone, that safe place you've been hiding and venture with me to the most amazing country you'll ever experience??! 

September 8-17th, 2017 is sure to be a most rewarding, wonderful week of your life!! Will you say yes??



*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.