Friday, January 17, 2014

Mercy Branch

Ok - so I love t-shirts.  I also love free give-aways of t-shirts.  And that is what first drew me to check out Mercy Branch here:
http://mercybranch.com/theyre-back-giveaway/#comment-9982

But, then I stayed at their website for quite a while, reading what they are doing in Ethiopia.  You can read about it here:
http://mercybranch.com/

My heart was forever changed after spending time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  I don't think one can actually leave there without a dramatic change.

Seeing poverty like I never had before changed me.

Seeing children roaming the streets changed me.

Seeing women who were sick and simply sitting on the sidewalk crying out for help changed me.

Once we came back from ET, we changed!  We literally quit our corporate job immediately and began reading books about business as mission - after all, Joe is a pretty awesome business man and we were very intruiged with the thought of using our business skills to help alleviate poverty. We have told God we would go anywhere and do anything to serve Him and His children.

God has had some different ideas about where we should go and what we should do -  and so He led us to South Carolina and back into the corporate world.

But, our eyes and hearts are always looking for others who are following this BAM model.  So, I was very excited to see these cool shirts are actually connected to a BAM in Addis!

Go check them out and see what they are doing!


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