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The Procession of the Beds: Part 2 - A Day of Celebration in Korah

You may have read in my previous posts (see below) how God has moved on the hearts of many to help  provide beds and mattresses to over 60 people who are living in utter destitution in a specific leper compound in Korah. It was such a privilege and a joy to be there in person and witness this outpouring of love. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS DAY POSSIBLE! It is one that will not easily be forgotten and is another beautiful example of so many people on both sides of the globe - ‘Working Together for Hope.’ I hope you will be touched and blessed by this 'photo journal' of the day's events… BE SURE TO WATCH IT IN FULL SCREEN   AND CLICK ON PHOTOS & VIDEOS TO ENLARGE!                                 Personalize your own photo album To read Part 1 and previous other posts concerning this project go to: The Procession of the Beds: Part 1 – praying, preparing and purchasing AND  BEDS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED - PLEASE CONSIDER

The Procession of the Beds: Part 1 – praying, preparing and purchasing

On March 10 th of this year I shared with you one of the most difficult moments of my January trip to Korah; when I entered a compound where many lepers and families were living in horrific conditions and in desperate need of beds.    Our p rayers were answered wi thin a few short weeks when many of you came together, desiring to make a difference in this community and enough funds were raised to purchase all of the needed beds.     A number of the lepers sleeping on makeshift beds in the compound,  the elder on the right sleeps on the floor. So, in contrast to January, a highlight of my April trip was returning back to this  same compound with the beds, mattresses, blankets, sheets and pillows that God has provided through you: Shortly after arriving in Korah, I accompanied the Great Hope Charities leaders as we went door to door throughout the compound reassessing each home to determine exactly what was needed in each dwelling.  We had to consider the space very c

150 KIDS come to Brother Sister Friend Party!!

We had an amazing Saturday in Korah, as 150 children showed up for the HFK Brother Sister Friend Party!  Many of the children received their cards and notes from friends in Canada and the U.S. while many more new children filled out the BSF Information Card in hopes of soon being matched with their own friend.  All of the Great Hope Charities leaders and volunteers were helping to translate the cards from English to Amharic and in turn, helped to write cards in English to be sent back to America.  All the while Patty, Lisa and Jeiccy were working to help children make their own cards to send to their BSF.  All of this took quite some time and we ended the party in the church with soda, cookies and party-favours.... overall it was an A+ day!!   You can read more and check out lots of photos on the HFK Facebook page (you don't need Facebook to access it.)   As it takes a long time to upload photos when in Ethiopia, I have instead posted them in the album titled : "Brother Si