Working Hard and How YOU Can be Part of the Team

Team Ethiopia in ActionThe team has been busy working on a Yard Sale that would help with the funds for our mission trip. The sale was Saturday, April 2 at St Andrews United Methodist Church. We had had rain all week so we were a little concerned with what the day would bring us.

People browsing at the yard sale

We met on Friday night to deliver, sort and price all of our items. We had many, quality, items such a furniture, collectibles, housewares and even a pool table! We had also made baked goods so that we would have a little extra incentive. 🙂

We also offered the opportunity for people to donate money towards purchasing a soccer ball to take to the children in Ethiopia.

Baked Goods for Ethiopia FundraiserWe began Saturday morning at 630 am, with coffee and biscuits. It was a bit overcast so with a prayer for God’s provision and a request to keep the rain at bay, we opened the doors.

We were to officially start the sale at 8am, but already had a full house at 730 am and it didn’t stop until about 1130 when most of the items were already gone! God rained his blessings down upon us…while keeping skies clear and sunny.

After all was counted we had made over 2000.00 in less than 4 hours. PRAISE GOD!

Thank you to all of you that donated items, came out to help sort and price items, shared baked goods and purchased items! You have become part of the team!Ethiopia Mission Team Fun

We still need your help! We are still about 10,000 short of our goal. Seems like a huge amount, but we are trusting that we will meet and even exceed that amount.

We are excited to share with you that we have begun a program that will allow you to become part of the team without having to leave the comfort of your home. 🙂

How?
Glad you asked!
We have designed a tiered approach that allows you to help in specific ways and to see how your money can help in Ethiopia.

1. Team Supporter – 25.00
A donation of $25 – $49 designates you as a Team Supporter and can provide a family in the leper colony, Korah, with charcoal and wheat for 1 to 2 months.
2. Team Contributor  – 50.00
Your donation of $50 – $99 designates you as a Team Contributor and allows you to provide for 1 month of care for a missionary and his family in the village of Gutumuma where there is a new and growing Christian community.

Children of Korah

3. Team Star – $100
Your donation of $100 -$499 designates you as a Team Star and can provide for school uniforms, food and housing for orphans in the leper colony of Korah through our partner church.

 

House in Gutumuma Ethiopia

4. Team Sponsor – $500
At the level of $500 you are designated as a Team Sponsor. A donation at this level can provide materials to build a house for a family in the village of Gutumuma. The villagers here are very poor and a house is a basic and priceless need.

You can donate online directly to our church, and your donation is tax deductible!
Here is the link to the website and here is a link to the online giving page.
Here are the steps:
1. Clink on the online giving link
2. Click on the link a the top of the page that says Online Giving
3. Input your information
4. Designate payment type
5. BE SURE to select MISSION ETHIOPIA
6. Enter the amount to donate and submit.

If you have any questions or issues please contact Andrea at better than good 10@ gmail. com. Also if you email Andrea with your Team designation and information you will receive a thank you gift.

Thanks for your support!!!

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