Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) and her husband boasts of and praises her saying "Many women have done virtuously, nobly, and well (with strength of character that is steadfast in goodness) but you excel them all. Proverbs 31:28-29.
Ordinary Hero is taking the month of August to celebrate the life of Beth Venable. It has been two years, this month, since the sudden passing of Beth. Beth Venable loved the Lord, loved her husband, and loved her 4 children with all her heart. She had a passion for orphans, which led to the adoption of their son from Ethiopia in 2011. Due to complications from an unexpected brain surgery, Beth went home to be with the Lord on August 24, 2012. Beth's loving kindness was an inspiration to many. Her husband, Michael, asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Ordinary Hero on Beth's behalf. He wanted to see her life lived on through the countless number of orphans who could be helped because of the life that Beth lived here on earth. Click here to see the moving story of Beth and Michael Venable.
After a trip to Ethiopia in October of 2012, Michael decided that he wanted the Beth Venable Memorial Fund to help launch the Ordinary Hero Life Center in Ethiopia.
This Life Center offers a warm and inviting place for adoptive families to stay during the adoption process while in Ethiopia, giving them their first night free of charge and a loving place for them to bond with their new child for the first time. The Life Center also houses all of the OH Mission teams along with guests and teams from other organizations and church groups throughout the year as they serve children in need. This Life Center continues to be a blessing to our teams and adoptive families as they show love and support to children in need while serving in Ethiopia.
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See how the OH Life Center has blessed hundreds this past year!
HAVE YOU BEEN BLESSED BY THE OH LIFE CENTER OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE TO A REALLY GREAT CAUSE? WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Each adoptive family receives a discounted rate and one night's stay, free of charge, as a way to show our appreciation to families, like Beth's, that go through such extraordinary efforts to adopt internationally. Your donation will help Ordinary Hero continue the great work to show our support to these families and team members that travel across the world to adopt and serve children in need.
Please consider becoming a monthly partner of any amount, which is a great way to make your donation last throughout the year. Click the "monthly" option on the donate page.
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A gift of $500 will provide one night stay FREE and FREE breakfast the entire week in Ethiopia for 5 ADOPTIVE FAMILIES. With this gift, you also have the option of adding a name plate to the "Life Wall" inside the lobby of the Life Center in Ethiopia. You can add your family name, adopted child's name, in honor of your loved one's name, church or business name to the nameplate. Please put the name you would like on the nameplate in the message box when making your donation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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We thank you for your continued support of the Beth Venable Memorial Fund and the OH Life Center! We count on your support to keep the Life Center and other projects through the Beth Venable Fund running strong.