Ethiopia is a beautiful and diverse country that has a rich history. Throughout the year, America World sends teams of volunteers to help and support ministries there. Our teams will invest in several ministries that we support, including Bete Hosanna, our newest project.
Bete Hosanna is a transitional home for teenage girls that are 18 years old and have aged out of the orphanage. Their future is bleak at best, without resources, education, job, or money. At Bete Hosanna, they learn essential life skills, are taught daily about God, are in trade schools to learn about areas that interest them, and gain valuable interpersonal skills such as living as a family and conflict resolution.
Our teams will support and engage the girls and staff with various activities and take needed supplies. Our teams will also be able to help and support a group of families from the community that America World comes alongside, providing basic necessities and encouraging them amid extreme poverty situations. Teams will also volunteer at two government orphanages to help in any way needed.
You may apply for the trip of your choice using the links below. We know that this trip will forever imprint Ethiopia on your heart. Please join us!
July 22-31, 2023
Leader: Angie Reed
"I am the Director of Social Services for the state of Iowa as well as the Missions Coordinator at America World. I have been a social worker for over twenty years in various areas of child welfare. I have had the pleasure of participating in and leading trips to China and Ethiopia, and I look forward to where God will send me next."
September 23-October 1, 2023
Leader: Kellie Carlton
My name is Kellie Carlton, and I live in Indianola, Iowa. I have been married to my best friend Cory for almost 22 years. We have three children, Owen, Mallory, and Andrew. I took my first mission trip to Ethiopia in 2021, which was life-changing. God had a plan for me when he led me there. He has done some amazing work there and continues to. I am so blessed to be a part of his work.