Haiti – Sagebrush – Days 3 & 4

By Andrea Montano, Sagebrush Team Member. Days 3 and 4 of the Sagebrushers work on the orphanage have been phenomenal! The work expectations for the trip were not only met, but have been far exceeded with one more work day left tomorrow. All but 3 of the 75 tresses on our plan were knocked out […]

Haiti – Sagebrush – Day 2

By Kristin Sando, Hope Village – Haiti After Sunday’s introduction to Haiti and the facilities at Hope Village, the team had a restful night at the FMI guesthouse. This morning everyone was up early at 6 am to beat the heat. Following a brief safety meeting, the tresses crew began the process of cutting, assembling and […]

Haiti – Sagebrush Team

By Kristin Sando, Hope Village – Haiti The Sagebrush construction team has arrived safe and sound at FMI’s guesthouse. They went to church at Gift of God Orphanage Sunday morning and toured a part of Port-au-Prince. On Sunday afternoon, they began cutting boards for the roof tresses at Hope Village.They’re off to a good start […]

Christmas Shoes

By Julie Salwasser On Saturday, after celebrating Ethiopian Christmas with the children at Hannah’s Hope, our team had the privilege of visiting the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Addis Ababa. The Rehabilitation Center houses 145 boys and girls, many of whom are orphans, who have been sentenced to several months after breaking the law. You just […]

Creating “Renewal” at Hedase Elementary School

By Julie Salwasser and Hollen Frazier. “Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord” Psalm 127:3 We made a preliminary visit to Hedase Elementary School on Sunday to see how much of the prep work had already been completed by the Ethiopian contractor team we are working with all week. We found that some of the land had […]

Wyrea Daycare

By Julie Salwasser and Hollen Frazier  On Sunday we returned to Wyrea Daycare Center in Addis, where the team worked in 2008. At that time, we helped build classrooms, restrooms, a lunchroom, and a play area for this community-based center. We did not expect there would be any children or staff at Wyrea but we were […]

Ethiopian Christmas at Hannah’s Hope

By Julie Salwasser, AGCI International Program Development. Yesterday, Saturday, January 7, was my first Ethiopian Christmas and it was so special! Of course it is a little strange to hear “The Little Drummer Boy” and other familiar songs as well as see the huge Christmas tree here at the Riviera Hotel two weeks after our […]

Hedase School Project Mission Team Update

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The first half of AGCI’s mission team to Ethiopia arrived in Addis Ababa on Friday. Remaining team members will arrive on Saturday morning. The team, led by Dan Wilson, retired Seattle Mariners catcher and vice-chair of AGCI’s Board, and his wife Annie, is there to begin one of the largest orphan care community construction projects […]