August 6th-18th,

visiting with our partners in Kenya and Ethiopia, breaking ground on our new boys' home in Kenya, and furthering our relational support with our kids in Ethiopia!

We have been able to build incredible relationships with both of these churches in the last few years.  We remain committed to visit them to encourage them and serve them in any way they choose.  Some of the activities are working with the rescued children,  doing a VBS style ministry, teaching English classes, visiting and encouraging our Home Based Care families, working with the AIDS group who are ostracized from the community but are supported by the church, providing leadership training, and visiting the church plants.

Emotional Support

None of what we do could be possible if God wasn't going before us.  At Charis we know how necessary prayer is. Continue praying for our partners, thanking God for the faith and persistence our partners show every day.  


Keep checking for updated prayer needs for our friends in Africa and for our upcoming trip.

Pouring out incredibly acceptance, love, and encouragement to each of our orphans

In Ethiopia that the inclement weather from rainy season would not prevent us from conducting kids camps or visiting church plants

Our long term self-sustainabilty plans with both countries, and the steps we hope to take us moving forward on this trip

Deepening of friendships and relationships in both churches, as well as within our team.

Fruitful kids camp with many coming to know Christ and his grace.