The Time Has Come: 26 Hours of Compassion This Week
STACEY GAGNE – The time has come! WJTL’s 26 Hours of Compassion is this Wednesday and Thursday! I am thrilled that we have another opportunity to come together with a church in Ethiopia and sponsor an entire project. One that I had the opportunity to visit just last month! (if you missed them, call in reports are available at our wjtlcasts page)
Our focus for this event is the Tedecha Mekane Yesus Church Student Center located in Dukem, about 20 miles southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in Africa. It’s home to about 22,000. Through child sponsorship with Compassion we have the opportunity to help provide these children with Bible teaching, health screenings, field trips, sports, health education, educational supplies, school fees and HIV/AIDS awareness education. The center staff will also provide opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of your sponsored child. HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, typhoid fever and typhus are a problem in this region. Most adults in Dukem work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $30 per month.
Together with the local church in Ethiopia and Compassion International; we can help bring the light and hope of Jesus to many! Tune in this Wednesday and Thursday to hear stories about specific children we met, testimonies and more. Visit wjtl.com to check out videos as they are posted and please be praying for this event and consider sponsoring one of these children.