Monday, October 29, 2012

Day 3 On Our Mission For Beth In Ethiopia

We were privileged to be able to stop by No Ordinary Love Ministry on Saturday. 
This is an awesome organization founded by Jimmy and Rachel Gross. They just adopted their youngest baby domestically from Texas and now live in Ethiopia, ha!  
 This outreach is changing lives for children and women at risk. 
Be sure to check them out! 

I met Brittany and Ian Bentley who are a huge help to No Ordinary Love. They are also living in Ethiopia for a period of time with their children, one of which is adopted from Ethiopia. They seem to be a huge blessing to this organization. 

AND I met this super woman, Debbie Forman! She has 12 children and 9 of them are adopted and several with special needs. She was in country to finalize her latest adoption. What an amazing woman! 

They have a special program for the children every Saturday. The kids have a blast. 

They have some awesome mothers in their program. Many of them have children of their own and are learning basic skills which are teaching them to be a good mother and how to care for their children. 

Michael surprisingly ran into his driver from when they came to adopt their son last December. He was showing him how big he has gotten. 

After we left No Ordinary Love, we rode over to check out an awesome scarf making business. These women are former prostitutes and come from the Women At Risk Ministry. They totally restore these women and teach them their worth. They then send them over for employment making scarves for a company called FashionABLE. These scarves are beautiful and each one has a not from one of these women who made it. 
I got to meet Feleku. Everyone else was gone and she was still in there at her loom weaving with all her might. She is such a strong woman who has come so far from her past. 

 Please check out FashionABLE and you can read more about Feleku. 

More to come. Internet is very slow so it puts me behind on my blogging. Hope to catch up in the next couple of days. :-) So many great things happening over here that I can't even list them all. 


  1. I hope to adopt a girl for Ethopia one day once we are able to save the money and get a larger home.

  2. Totally understand the challenges of blogging in Ethiopia...always amazed with what you DO get out. Looking forward to the leading you have been given concerning Beth's legacy there. Soo wonderful to live vicariously through the blog. LOVE being in ethiopia. Wish it wasn't so far or expensive to get there. Share the love of Jesus for me ;) blessings!