June 18 - 28, 2010



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pictureOur team will soon be traveling to Ethiopia, a country with a rich history that dates back to the 10th century BC that includes close ties to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is also one of the poorer countries of the world with an average life expectancy of 41 years and an infant mortality rate of 103 per 1,000 live births. Their literacy rate is also quite low—only 50% of adult men and 35% of adult women are literate.

This team will share Christ's love with the children and teachers of Roggie Village School, working with Hope Enterprises, an MPPC mission partner operating schools and feeding centers throughout Ethiopia. Enrolled at this school are 250 children being supported through MPPC’s Roggie Sponsorship Program.

Our goal is to come alongside the students of Hope’s school in Roggie Village through informal activities, such as home visits, sports and crafts, as well as through more formal activities, like a Vacation Bible School, English language lessons and the introduction of a model garden.

The team will also spend a couple of days in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to visit other MPPC ministry partners, worship in a local church, and do a little sightseeing. This intergenerational team consists of families, couples and singles. 

We expect our days to be long and filled with new experiences, some of them welcomed and some of them challenging, and yet all of them meaningful and transformative.

Roggie Village is about 2 1/2 hours south west of the capital. Our access to the internet will be very intermittent while we are there and so updates may not be regular.  We will, though, complete our blog, if not in Ethiopia, then when we return home. We hope you will log in for updates, so you might share in this journey with us…

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