Sunday, June 10, 2012

Helping destitute widows in Ethiopia

Last night our team landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and we hit the ground running this morning. We loaded up in a van to join some friends who work on the ground here to deliver much needed supplies to a group of widows in a remote village near Adama.
These widows are destitute. They don't have anyone to care for them and huge smiles covered their weathered faces as we delivered mattresses, pillows, sheets and a few other necessities. They literally kissed and kissed our shoulders out of gratefulness.
We partnered with a local pastor & his wife who live in the village and love these widows faithfully. Today it was difficult to hold back the tears as I saw sheer & unrestrained thankfulness for basic items that we take for granted every day. Today these elderly widows are not forgotten tucked away in their village. They matter. They are precious.


Susan said...

Such gratitude.

Stacy said...

Beatiful ladies!

Hearts of Mercy said...

So touch by your good work in Africa, God really love what you do for Him. Bless you and miss you Lise

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