December 4, 2011

visiting orphans, part 1.

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world."
James 1:27

Sometimes people ask me what we DO when we go to Africa with Visiting Orphans.

Well, our day at Kidane Orphanage in Ethiopia is a perfect example.

We play games, we paint nails, we jump rope, we blow bubbles, we speak life, we shower them with stickers, we encourage, most importantly -we love.

We basically be kids with them.

have fun.



make them feel, even for one day that they have a family.
people who love them.

We are going to this specific orphanage in Ethiopia again in January - I can't wait to find this friend and give her a big hug!

You should go love on some orphans too.
check out Visiting Orphans :)


  1. Being kids is A BLAST! WHat fun you guys are having! Sign me up!

  2. i love orphans. and days when you don't have to build something-since that's why we go usually-and can just hang out with those precious kiddos are the best. and those smiles?! melt my heart. what a beautiful girl!

  3. alright, yall get on and look into trips! I am not signed up for another one YET but will let you know when I do :) How fun if we all went together!!!

  4. I am soooo interested! Been interested for some time! Tips on fund raising??

  5. yes! fundraising tips! think of something you already do that you are good at & play to that advantage! for example - for this trip (since I'm a photographer) I did mini sessions for christmas cards & all the $ they paid went straight to my trip! my sister is a good cook so she's making a holiday cook book with recipies that she can sell for $15 and send email as pdf (no printing cost). I love brainstorming ideas! email me

  6. it’s so simple and clear. All they want is Love. and we need is Love. Blending our hearts together is what God always intended….. I LOVED being able to share this experience with you Wynne and I can’t WAIT to be able to do it again soon!!

  7. love you amanda. so honored to be your friend & to have met you in this way :)


thanks for the love!