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It's Takes A Village

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Posted by Autumn Gossett on

Our dream of a children's village is requiring it's own village of like-minded and generous people to make it happen! Pulling off our first conference as a brand new organization has not been an easy task but it's happening and it's all thanks to these wonderful people: Jenn Cr...

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What's Happening?

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Posted by Autumn Gossett on

Many of you have been asking for an update so here it is...very long overdue! Educational Sponsorship All of the kids were sponsored within a matter of a couple of weeks. Thank you to those who took on that responsibility and filled the gap for this group of children. We were able to provide ...

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Educational Sponsorship Program!

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Posted by Autumn Gossett on

We are so excited to announce the launch of our Educational Sponsorship Program!! This program is a direct result of Brian's trip to W. where he was able to personally speak with each child and ask them how we could best serve them. ALL 23 children desperately WANT to attend school and have asked ...

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It's Complicated

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Posted by Brian Gossett on

A response to many questions posed this week in discussing the various projects and organizations that are here to help the people of Ethiopia is "it's complicated." Whether it be orphan care, AIDs work, or family planning education, there is a sense that nothing is as easy as one might imagine, ...

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Why Am I Here?

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Posted by Brian Gossett on

No matter the number of pictures or video taken, it is hard to describe Addis Ababa. There is mass confusion on the roads, but there is order. A majority of the population live in tin roof shacks with spotty electricity and limited running water, yet kids laugh and play and seem genuinely happy. ...

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Addis Ababa Day 1

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Posted by Brian Gossett on

It was not quite as long a day in Addis as I had hoped. Following technical issues that grounded the Ethiopian Air flight from Frankfurt (Note to self: find other air options other than Ethiopian Air in the future. While they have a decent presence in Africa, it is a test of patience. You've heard ...

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Immediate Need

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Posted by Autumn Gossett on

We have an immediate need!  We've been made aware that the children in W. are in great need of clothing.  Brian would love to bring as many clothes as he can with him, but because this trip was planned so suddenly we don't have much time to collect items.  We need clothes for ...

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Jet Setting

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Posted by Autumn Gossett on

We're getting ready to pack some bags as Brian is headed to Ethiopia in a few days!  We are so excited about how quickly things are coming together and can't wait to send him.  Our main goals for the trip include: meeting with the local government officials in W to see how we can best ...

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Our Tale From W.

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Posted by Autumn Gossett on

As my sister sat at my dining room table, my heart broke as her crocodile tears started falling.  She was devastated and I knew there was only one thing I could say that would give her any amount of peace - "Do something about it NOW!" Emily was telling me the story of a couple of adoptive ...

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