Ethiopia - Reed
Trip Dates:September 22 - October 1, 2017
Estimated Cost: $3,200
Team Leader: Angie Reed
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 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. There are many, many children in need of families, however many of them will not get the opportunity to be adopted because they are not documented for international adoption.
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 is at these orphanage that our Storyteller teams visit and work to help provide education, resources and support for the on-going care provided by the orphanage staff.
ABOUT OUR LEADER:
My name is Angie Reed. I live in Indianola, Iowa with my husband, Kyle, and two boys, Deikan and Gavin. I have been a Social Worker for over 15 years in various areas of Child Welfare. I am currently the Director of Social Services in Iowa for America World Adoption and love it. I enjoy watching families through their adoption journey. I believe that God has called me to my role in the adoption process and most recently to service in Ethiopia. It has been an indescribable refining process for myself and incredible joy to love on orphans and to be a voice for one.
* *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.