LOVE, JOY, SMILES, HUGS
Ordinary Hero took a team of 27 to Ethiopia in December, returning January 5. It was yet another life changing trip for many! There were lots of new comers on this team. Many had their eyes opened and cried tears for that country for the very first time.
Among all the poverty there was still the LOVE, JOY, SMILES, and the HUGS from the locals that captured the hearts of my team. Their perseverance in the midst of their struggles makes us all question any problems we have ever had and how we handle those problems. Because in the midst of their obvious struggles, their joy and their never ending faith shines brighter than the obvious that is around them. Let these pictures give you a glimpse of what we all experienced from the beautiful people of Ethiopia.
We met another sweet woman that had spent her entire life caring for her adult special needs son. Their home was destroyed. They are now in a make shift home until they find a sponsor.
Our team had the joy of dressing the children with the many blessing bags that were donated by many for this trip. Thanks to all who donated!
It's amazing what joy a simple blessing bag can bring!
The orphanages we visit always show such gratitude and love for our teams to travel so far to come visit them. Their love is amazing!
As we went to serve those in need on Entoto Mountain, we are blessed to have kids serving alongside us that are sponsored children themselves, many from other orphanages. One of the joys of being an OH team member is that your sponsored child can serve with you on the trip.
Little Mek was preparing to leave for the US to receive open heart surgery. She spent her last days in Ethiopia serving her brothers and sisters in Entoto with our team, when she herself, is one of them.
The smiles and joy of these beautiful people when they literally carry the weight of the world on their back....