My desire was never to recreate the wheel. My hope remains to encourage those who are serving like super servants and work in places where no one seems to be. I think deep down most people want to help with a good cause. They don’t want to be indifferent to the troubles of this world. People want to make a difference. We just want to know…
- Does what I am doing really make a difference?
- How do I know that my money is going to do what they say it is going to do?
- Will I ever hear the results?
I had these same questions. I felt so passionately about getting answers to my questions, I felt compelled to go and see the problems and the people making a difference for myself.
Jerry and Christy Shannon are absolutely ROCK STARS! Ellen and I were privileged to stay with them in their home in Korah, the garbage dump area of the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They work in partnership with the moms and empower them. They give immediate hope, sustaining teaching and training and ultimately tools to be independent and strong.
The Shannon’s are saving the lives of extremely vulnerable babies and their moms. We got to see firsthand the daycare in action: the loving nannies, the many cribs, the beautiful babies receiving wonderful care, moms being trained and HOPE given freely. The Shannon’s approach is completely comprehensive in sharing Love, bringing health, giving a future through job training, and so much more. I was extremely impressed by the integrity of the Shannon’s. They are a wonderful example of Love in Action.
Check out their Facebook page and their website. www.embracinghopeethiopia.org . We have sponsored a child and mom through their program for one year. We are ready to renew our sponsorship and if you want to help Embrace Compassion continue to partner with the Shannon’s, 100% of your designated donation will go toward one precious little boy and his mom. If you prefer to sponsor directly, we encourage that as well.
We Love Embracing Hope.