I’m not kidding when I say there are exciting things happening in Ethiopia – they are happening right now and they are keeping me awake here on the other side of the world.
Desperation is turning into action. Ignorance is giving way to knowledge. Despair is becoming power. And the depths of powerlessness is being dealt a death blow by HOPE!
Nancy and Debbie are in Addis Ababa TODAY dealing hope in the form of interviews. A line will be forming in just a few short hours, like it did yesterday, full of women who have nowhere left to turn. Their eyes will be turned toward the ground, hands tugging on their scarf to keep part of their face covered as they sit and wait. Most of them won’t even have enough determination left in them to really HOPE, they just know that whatever steps they have left need to move them toward a chance, however slim its chances may seem.
They will tell of the horror that brought them here: of the marriages they were forced into as young girls, the human trafficking they endured, the husbands who infected and abandoned them, the children they wish they could feed and the backbreaking labor they are willing to endure to try. Nancy and Debbie will listen. Their hearts will bleed and their minds will discern.
Soon a final number of names will be circled and the next group of HOPE+ Sisters will be chosen. It won’t be long before their American sisters will get a profile in their inbox that puts a name and face on desperation. The American sisters will pray and the Ethiopian sisters will learn and plan. And everything will change.
Just like our Sisters from the last group and the many before that, these yet to be chosen Sisters will undergo a dramatic transformation. By their six month update visit they will go from desperate to full of HOPE. You can see it on their faces.
It’s a rush to deal this kind of HOPE to women who just need a hand up. A partnership with an American Sister will be the thing that changes everything for them – will YOU be one of our next HOPE DEALERS?
Contact Nancy@ProjectHopeful.org to join us!