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Spring Into Sponsorship: Fitsum Girma

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Fitsum Girma is a new child to the BCI child sponsorship program. She has been in the program for 3 months and the family has lived in the home they are living in for one year. This family is in desperate need of immediate action as the 5 year old’s health depends on it. Fitsum is HIV+ as are her mom and her dad. Her little 3 year old brother, Fekadu, who is not in the program so far has miraculously escaped the disease. Fitsum is small for her age due to malnutrition. The last time the social worker came to visit and upon registration, the tiny girl was so weak she could not move. Today she was fairly active and a curious little girl. The mom says the difference is she started taking the HIV medication.

Worka, their mom, washes clothes for a living and their dad, Girma, is a daily laborer. They live in an unfinished house for free serving as a guard until it is finished. The living room is bare with only a small twin mattress on the concrete floor that the whole family of four sleeps on. There were no chairs and no bed frames, only a few decorations on the wall and a few metal pots. When the house is finished the approximate cost of monthly rent is 1000 birr or $50 USD, at which point they may need to move out to another home. Currently Fitsum is not sponsored so she is not receiving any benefits from the organization to a10955206_10205909281157017_3056184887367027877_ossist her so she can be as healthy as she can be.

Right now as you can see from the photo, her leg is wounded and even though she has sought treatment for the leg, the process has been repetitive as it will heal up as she takes medicine for it, but when she finishes the medicine, it returns. The social worker thinks this is a mix of poor hygiene and disease. When she walks and if 10945545_10205909311357772_7424866730699600594_nyou watch her, you will notice her leg is slightly bowed out. Girma told us there is a specialist in Nazreth, a good doctor, that if the assistance were to come in she could be seen for more effective treatment.

Amidst her current health concerns, Fitsum will need to start school next year to be on time with other kids her age. She needs assistance immediately. Your donation will provide food for her, education for her, and will help fund her medical needs. The mom may even be able to participate in one of the income generation projects in order to get the training she needs to better provide for her family and thus come off support. Until that day happens, the Girma family needs your help financially and this Orthodox family needs your prayers.

Mission Trips:Life-Changing Experience

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You go to impact the lives of those less fortunate, but as many before you – You will find the impact in your own life to be just as great as the lives you touch. You’ll return different, broadened, stronger and with a renewed purpose and perspective in life.

Traveling to a third-world country is no picnic, but there’s little that compares with the rewarding experience of a mission trip. Your rich memories of the people, children, and culture will be with you for the rest of your life. Don’t miss this opportunity to minister from your heart in a uniquely personal way.

God’s not looking for capable hands, he’s looking for available ones.

If you are willing and able to go and serve, God will use you. If you don’t know your ministry gifts, or think you don’t have much to offer, come and discover all of the ways you can make a difference in the lives of others. Your verIMG_3083y presence is a gift; you may never know the full impact you are having in people’s lives until you get to heaven, but your life will be transformed in the process. No matter who you are, no matter what your gifting or abilities, you can make a difference!

 

 

BCC staff will be with you every step of the way. Experienced with the culture, we will serve as your guide – working with you to make your trip rewarding, fruitful and fulfilling. Since English is taught and spoken at the school, churches and guest houses, you’ll feel right at home and we have translators who will accompany you in the community.

There are hundreds of third-world countries you could choose to serve. Ethiopia has a unique culture and it is one of the two poorest countries in all of Africa. The greater the poverty, the greater your impact. Without a doubt, you will return more grateful than ever for America, for your own Christian heritage, and for the life-changing adventure you had because you heard and answered the call.

Our mission at Blessing the Children РCanada Inc. is to ensure that you and your team have a successful mission trip. Your team will work closely with a local church in Ethiopia, where you will form lasting one-on-one relationships, both socially and spiritually. And if your team returns for future trips, you will be able to continue OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAdeveloping these relationships and see God work through you in their lives.