Megan's Trip to Ethiopia
Organized by: Megan Foster
EVENT DATE Jan 01, 2016
Dear Friends and Family,
I am excited to let you know that this January I will get another opportunity to serve in Ethiopia. I am now in my last semester at North Central Texas College, and this December I will be receiving my Associate degree in Arts. As I prepared to transfer to Texas Woman’s University, my plans took a little turn, as God was calling me back to Ethiopia, Africa. God has given me such a strong heart for Africa. Three years ago, after I graduated from high school, I got to spend four months in Ethiopia serving along side Trent and Carmen Post, a missionary family that I met through our church in North Carolina. While I was there God used me through teaching English class, Bible classes, spending time with street kids, and simply loving on the community around me. God was in every moment, and I am beyond excited to go serve and love on the community in Ethiopia once again. I have been praying through this, and I know it is where God wants me to be. I will take one semester off as I go back to Ethiopia, after which I hope to work for a Christian summer camp. Following that, I plan to start at TWU in the fall of 2016.
As I head back to Ethiopia, I will be there from January until March. While I am there, I will again be staying with the Post family. I am very excited to be able to stay with them once more and partner in their Make your Mark Ethiopia organization which works with street boys to bring them off the streets and hopefully transition them into a home. Their first step is the Day Center, where street children can bathe, wash clothes, eat, get biblical teaching, some basic education, play games, get counseling and treat any minor medical issue they may have. This is the step to see if they are truly ready to leave the streets. Next, they stay at a transition home to teach them how a family functions, after which the last step is empowering local Ethiopian families to adopt them.
While I am there, I will be getting to use my Art therapy with the boys staying with Make Your Mark and the kids that will come on the weekends. Along with that, I will be doing outreaches at night on the streets, teaching english classes when needed, and helping with anything that is going on at the center.
The amount I need to raise for my trip is $5,000, which includes my flight, rent and food for three months, shots, a visa, and needed supplies. I am very thankful for your support both financially and through prayer. I fully believe in “God’s will, God’s bill.” I know God will provide through the loving support of my friends and family. Your prayers are huge too! There is power in prayer and I ask that you please pray for this trip before, during, and after and for this next phase of my life. Thank You! I cannot tell you how grateful I am for each one of you.
Megan Blaire Foster