Families Outreach has a team of six men setting out tomorrow on a trip across the globe in a week. Our director Jon and five others are heading out on a double vision trip to Ethiopia and China. Ok maybe not all the way across the globe, but close enough! They will be visiting potential sites for our Orphan Care Program to begin supporting in Addis Abba and Beijing.
Each of these programs has a unique approach to caring for orphaned and/or vulnerable children and both locations appear to have a great vision for impacting children and their surrounding communities. Over the next week the team will meet with directors, pastors and leaders who run the programs in Addis Abba and Beijing. They will visit the program sites, meet the children being impacted and tour the surrounding areas.
Please pray for the team to gain deeper understanding of the vision of these two programs. Each location will present different cultural challenges. Please pray for the communication and interactions that will take place with program directors, church pastors and community leaders. Clear understanding can be difficult when dealing with cross-cultural communication, but our desire is that the team gains a complete understanding of the programs. Also, lift up the health and energy of the men traveling. They will cross multiple time zones multiple times! Ask the Lord to keep them well rested and prepared to engage each day.
Supporting these two programs would double our Orphan Care Partnership Program. Families Outreach is currently partnered with Alex’s House in Haiti and Phumela Children’s Village in Durban, South Africa. Learn more about our current partnerships here.