Gotta admit....THIS is a personal favorite! When I met the director back in 2011, his strong belief that people need to be changed from the INSIDE OUT in order to be truly changed, that really resonated with my heart. In fact, I was wearing a necklace that said JUST THAT: "Inside Out." (Made by my dear friend, Ruthmari Andersen, a talented local jewelry maker.)
Over time, a wonderful friendship grew between our family, Strong Hearts Ethiopia and the director, Getinet Teferi. After establishing this bond and making more than one trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to pray and get a "feel" for what God might be doing in our hearts, Getinet felt led to invite us to actually SERVE FULL TIME (as in MISSIONARIES?!?!?!) within the Strong Hearts family. We felt both honored AND rather inadequate! But Moses and Gideon would probably agree with the statement that: God does not call the equipped...He equips the called!
What we DO know is that God has placed a love in our hearts for the people of Ethiopia - especially the vulnerable children - that just won't go away...despite time and various crazy trials. SO! We will continue to move forward and anticipate the day when we can step into the Strong Hearts Ethiopia ministry to be used by God to reach out to precious children living on the streets....and, at times, their extended families, too! This particular outreach has been on the heart of the servants who make up Strong Hearts for years now while they have been VERY busy with the following programs within their community:
Lori (847) 650-7144
Pete (847) 650-8022
Our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an ordinary family simply trying to follow where He leads. We want YOU to see the amazing things HE is doing...