Julie hosted a gathering for Grafted Tree and a few other folks from various churches. All told there were 5 churches represented in that meeting. Surefel came to meet face to face with people who have a heart to get their churches involved in supporting his work.
Kim and Brooke shared pictures and video from their trip to the Hope for the Hopeless facilities. They vouched for the spiritual discipleship happening there and how the children are flourishing because of it. Each of us there talked about the ways in which we plan to help raise funds for the orphanage.
We were able to gather around Surefel and pray over him. He wept. He is planning to return to Ethiopia in September. He plans to "crusade" in outlying regions. He extended an open invitation to any of us who would desire to go at any time.
There is always a need for people to sponsor children. We are working on a Grafted Tree website which will showcase available sponsor children and have the ability to accept donations for Hope for the Hopeless. In the meanwhile, if you are interested in sponsorship you can email me at Jslongier2@cox.net