Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Team 2, 2012,~ ON THEIR WAY TO ETHIOPIA!!


It is my pleasure to introduce you to Ethiopia Bound, Team 2!! 
They are officially airborne and on their way to serve in Ethiopia. 

This is going to be a great team of Ordinary Heroes!!


This OH team is being led by Phil Chapman, from Newark, Illinois. 
Phil is Superintendent of Parkview Christian School. He and his family have adopted two sons from Ethiopia whom they found on the OH waiting children list. 
We are thrilled to have him as a team leader in Ethiopia! 

 MEET THE TEAM!
(SEVERAL FROM IL, TX, AL, IN)

 Matt, from Spencerville, IN.  Matt has adopted two children from Ethiopia and has a major heart for the Ethiopian people.


 Nels, from Lisbon, IL.  Nels has served on other short-term mission trips and is beyond excited to be heading to Ethiopia to fix building, play with the little ones, and do whatever the Holy Spirit urges him to do.


Emma, from Millington, IL.  After hearing her brother Nels talk about serving the orphans in Ethiopia one day at church, Emma was struck by God to take this leap...she has been beyond excited ever since.


Renee, from Newark, IL.  Just like Nels' sister Emma, Renee became passionate about heading to Ethiopia and serving the Lord by providing practical supplies to the children and women.

 Brett,  from Newark, IL.  The son of Renee, Brett is excited about playing some sports with the kids on the streets and in the orphanages.  This will be an outstanding experience for him and everyone.


 Aaron,  from Heartsville, AL.  Aaron and his wife have adopted two children from Ethiopia last year.


Michelle,  from Oswego, IL.  After watching a video that Phil put up on Facebook, Michelle felt that she needed to go on this mission's trip. 


Abby,  from Houston, TX.  Abby is in High School and is excited about serving the orphan.

Barrett, from Houston, TX.  (Pictured on far right) Barrett is also in High School and is friends with Abby.  Barrett is excited about serving the orphans and his parents are adopting a little boy from Ethiopia (they are currently in the process with a referral).


Jessi,  from Kendallville, IN.  Jessi's daughter Grace and Phil's daughter Molly were in Kindergarten together. Jessi has a real heart for children and quickly agreed to take this adventure!


Jeremy,  from Auburn, IN.  Jeremy's son Jacob was in the same class as Phil's son, Jacob.  Jeremy has an array of skills and will be a huge asset to the Ethiopian team.

Shelly, from Auburn, IN.  After saying no to Phil several times, she finally gave in :-)  This has been a dream for her to go somewhere like this with her daughter, Ashtin.  Shelly is a great organizer and will be invaluable on the trip.
Ashtin,  from Auburn, IN.  (Shelly's daughter) Ashtin has gotten to know Phil's Ethiopian born children, Jacob and Reggie, and has fallen in love with them.  Her goal is to serve children just like them when she goes to Ethiopia.  This is a life-long dream come true for Ashtin, who just graduated from Purdue University.


GET READY TO JOIN THIS TEAM FOR THE NEXT 8 DAYS AS THEY GIVE THEIR ALL IN ETHIOPIA TO LOVE AND SERVE THOSE LIVING IN NEED!

THANK YOU for your prayer covering over this group and the teams to follow from now through July. Many are being blessed and changed through these teams and it is amazing to watch! 

Press on, Team 2!! Ethiopia awaits you!
You won't return the same...but better :-) 

 Abby and Barrett

 Aaron and Michelle

 Ashtin and Shelley

 Emma and Nels

 Renee and Brett


Matt, Jessi, and Jeremy



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