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Ethiopia

Colin and Ellen Jackson spent two years working with VSO in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia. They formed a link with Addis Kidan Baptist Church while they were there. On their return the church at Woodbridge decided to sponsor 30 needy children through the Addis Kidan church.

We have been keeping in touch with The Addis Kidan Church during the pandemic and have been assuring them that they are not forgotten by WQC at this very difficult time. Dereje has said that Addis is locked down with restricted movement and no public gatherings. The latest figures are that Ethiopia has 22,250 confirmed cases and 390 deaths from Covid 19 to date. The rural areas seem less affected as people are not being encouraged to travel between areas. The Church in Debre Berhan is continuing to serve their community but I do not think they are meeting for services.

In 2018 we had a Thank offering as part of our Harvest celebrations and we donated some money to the Ethiopian Building fund in recognition of how blessed we are with our buildings. Nothing happens quickly in Ethiopia so it is no surprise that it has taken time for the Church to use the money but we now have some photos of the finished project! One of the photos is shown below. By local standards the newly finished building is beautiful and will bring the members and community much joy.

Thank you for continuing to pray for our Church in rural Ethiopia.

Thanks to everyone who contributed.

New photos - 17 August 2020

We have just received some photos and information as to how our annual donation to Addis Kidan Church has been used. We have once again given to 30 families. Each family has received 25 kg wheat flour, 5 kg macaroni, 5 bars of soap and 2 litres of cooking oil. Dereje writes "Thanks for your support to enable us to support the people."

Thanks to everyone who contributed.

 


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