Once again Buffalo Covenant Church has the privilege of making an impact upon the children at the Trees of Glory and Kind Hearts Care Points in Ethiopia. Our short term team will be leaving on November 13 from Minneapolis for Ethiopia and returning on November 23. While they are in Ethiopia they will be ministering to the needs of approximately 400 children, sharing with them the love of Jesus.
THE TEAM: The 21 member team includes from Buffalo Covenant Church - Karen, Emme and Maea Wistrom (Karen is the team leader), Carol Averbeck, Keith Chalstrom, Amy Crowell, Mollie Graham, Dana Lyver, and Sharon Melvie. From Buffalo Free Church- Jenny Deckert and Tammi Dorion. Also, on the team are Merideth and Abby Orvis (Rochester, MN), Meghan Frazier (Ankeny, IA), Beth Merrifield (Carrollton, TX) and 6 more adults and youth from around the US. Sunday, November 9th this team will be commissioned during all three worship services. Pastor Max will introduce the team, and then pray over them and the work they will be doing in Ethiopia.
SIGN-UP TO COVER THEM IN PRAYER: This team needs our prayer support as they take the Gospel to these children living in a spiritually dark part of the world. Pray that they would be protected from any sickness while gone - really a concern with the Ebola epidemic in Western Africa. Pray that they would be protected from any physical harm. Pray that they would be protected spiritually as they enter into a battlefield that Satan desires to claim as his own. We cannot all go to Ethiopia, but we can all pray for those who are going. Would you consider signing up for a 30-minute block of time to pray daily for this team? We are not asking you to spend the entire 30-minutes in prayer, but just that you spend a portion of that time in prayer. God can multiply your prayers even as He multiplied the loaves and the fish. The sign-up sheet for prayer can be found at the Welcome Center. Sign-up TODAY and begin to pray NOW for this team. They are counting on your prayer support.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: The Ethiopia team wants to be prepared to meet emergency needs they might find upon arrival, and provide a feast for the children at each care-point. If you would like to financially contribute, please make your checks payable to Buffalo Covenant Church and place in the offering plate or drop-off to the Church Office. NOTE: On separate piece of paper/envelope write “Ethiopia Trip”. Please do not write any words in the “Memo” section of the check. Thank you!
For more information about sponsorship or the trips to Ethiopia, contact via e-mail team leader Karen Wistrom. For updates about the ongoing work being done in Ethiopia, visit Karen’s blog.