I love Birthday Gifts!

Mark and our oldest son, 15 year old Mackenzie leave soon to go to Ethiopia.  When they are there, one of the things they will be doing is going to Faya Orphanage in Adama and bringing donations and playing with the kids.  Faya is one of the orphanages we visited when we in Ethiopia last time to adopt Elijah and Sedaya and it totally captured our hearts.  The staff there is doing a tremendous job and the joy in the kids is infectious.  As the Canadian affiliation with Faya recently changed to a new non-profit, there is some catch-up in funding that needs to happen.  This place is doing so much not only for the children in its care, but also for the surrounding community.

My birthday is this coming Thursday and I love receiving gifts, so I am asking that anyone who would like to give me a gift for my birthday please give in one of the following ways:

-if you live nearby, between now and Thursday, drop off a tube of antibiotic cream, a container of children’s multivitamins, Crocs, or cash for Mark and Mackenzie to take with them to Faya.

-if you don’t live nearby but would like to donate cash for them to bring, contact me at oursevenblessings@gmail.com about making a donation via Paypal.  Some of the cash Mark and Mackenzie are bringing will go directly to Faya for their operations fund and with the rest, they will be purchasing formula, food, and other necessities for Faya, which will also support the local economy.

-visit the website for the Canadian non-profit in support of Faya and consider either making a one-time donation or sponsoring a child or a community family on an on-going basis.

I have the feeling that this will be one of my best birthdays ever!



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Deanne on October 26, 2010 at 9:54 am

    What a great idea! 🙂


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