Update from Ethiopia Trip Leader, Geoffrey


photo courtesy of MC member Brittany Pollard from Ethiopia trip #1

Quick update on our Mocha Club Ethiopia trip teams!

Ethiopia team #1 returned July 9th, and the last two groups are currently there, returning August 1st and 9th.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they serve our friends in Ethiopia – the street boys in Ambo, the Women At Risk in Nazaret, and all the other people they encounter.

We’re cooking up lots of updates and guest blogs as these tripgoers return to the U.S. and begin to process their thoughts.  In the meantime, here’s an update from Geoffrey Bertram, the trip leader for both Ethiopia teams who are currently there:

I’m actually typing this email to you right now from a hotel room in Nazareth [also spelled “Nazaret” and “Nazret”], Ethiopia where I spent two months last summer.   At this point, I am now leading my third team since arriving in late June.  Here in Nazareth, we are visiting a women’s rehabilitation ministry that rescues women from the prostitution industry.  The program involves rehabilitation in many different fields including spiritual, personal, social, and even vocational.  The women are in the program for a total of 9 months when they are then sent back out into society equipped to never turn back to prostitution.   These trips have been such an incredible opportunity to mobilize people from the all over the world (we actually have one team member from New Zealand) to go and witness first-hand the beauty and loving nature of the African people.  Those Ethiopians are just about as warm a people as you will ever find…I’m so stoked to be back. – Geoffrey

More to come soon!

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