Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Welcome Home!!!

Welcome home sweet families! We've been so blessed to take this journey with you and so grateful to have you home!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Note to Families

Dear Families,

I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you to have hope and courage during these uncertain times. I feel confident that the State Department and the Ethiopian Officials are doing everything possible to come to a quick solution and resolve. I would ask that you DO NOT send letters, photos, or petitions to them at this time. They are aware of the need of the orphan children and also the loving care and concern of the American families. We do not need to bombard them with anything that could be misconstrued as guilt or shame to the people or government of Ethiopia. I would ask rather that you be still and know that GOD is in control and is working on your behalf and behalf of the children of Ethiopia. Use your blogs, face book pages, and communications to point others to the one in whom we put our trust and hope. Encourage prayer and do not be moved by Satan’s smoke and mirrors…be confident that the LORD is at work. Use your words wisely and remind the enemy that you Trust God…God is Able…God is All Knowing; All Powerful…Mighty to Save and to Accomplish All that Concerns you. In due time we will have victory if we do not waiver. Remain steadfast and know that we are with you in faith and prayer!

For His Children; To His Glory,


Susan Killeen, M.A., L.P.C.
Executive Director

Arise For Children Adoption & Family Services
Planting Faith, Hope, and Love in the Lives of Children & Families

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Season to Wait

Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

So many of our families find themselves waiting...waiting for court; waiting for travel; waiting for answers. Please be encouraged. God is at work on your behalf and on behalf of your children. Let Him do a new thing in you during this season of waiting. Be built up in courage and faith. Trust in Him; Lean on Him alone. Do not look to the right or the left at what others have or what their journeys may look like. Instead, keep your eyes on Him; the perfector and author of your faith. In due time, all things will work together for your good...because He loves you and has a great plan for your life.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Today is Christmas in Ethiopia...please pray for the wonderful people of Ethiopia to be blessed with the knowledge and grace of Christ this Christmas and always.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December Mercies!

What an amazing month we are having! In all, 10 Arise families will visit Ethiopia this month to either meet their children for the first time or to bring them safely home. We have been so blessed and honored to see God grow our program and to know that He has great plans for His children and this agency. Read our newsletter (on our website) to see our latest announcements and updates. As always, please join us in prayer, until all have homes.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time, we have so much to be thankful for...the Lord has been so gracious to us! I wanted to share an update with all of you regarding our project in Ethiopia, LIA. This letter was written by our Ethiopian Director, Endris. Please join us as we support this program in every way. You can send your donations written to "Arise Charities" at 11408 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville, KY 40243. 100% of your gift is used for this project through the management of Eyes that See. All gifts are tax deductable and very much appreciated.

19 November 2010
Weakly Report
Concerned Organization:- Love in Action
Date of the report:- 19 November 2010
Place of the Report:- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
• We bought different materials to make the beauty salon training more comfortable and useful for its proposed. We did pipe installation for the pure water and a drainage line to remove the dirt water.
• We prepared the last room to make it good for one of the ladies is sleeping beside a street. Her name is Birtukan. Also, we have one student who lost all of her parents and living in a very dangerous situation. We are planning to use this room to give them for temporary shelter.
• This week we a voluntary psychologist and councilor joined us to teach gender issues and innocent life styles, treat and council the 10 women in our project. Because they are younger ladies and commercial sex workers, they need treatment and counseling in various issue.
• Everything is ready and the ladies have already started their training on beauty salon.
• We painted the tin fence with beautiful color. The outer part of compound is now looking better and attractive when any one see it. We will send you this picture next week.
• Our children have started Sunday school training on every Saturday by a voluntary teacher.
Regular activities were going on smoothly and all of our staff are were doing very well.

Our prayer request:
-We are thinking of visiting the house of our beneficiaries that helps us to know them more.
-Please pray for our women to be punctual in classes and not to miss days. Some of them are addicted.
-We want to make staff; teachers and voluntary workers get together. Please pray for our time.
-the kebele officers have sent us lists of children that are in desperate conditions, begging us to add them in the sponsorship programme. Please pray for these children and God’s leadership.
- Our staff Azeb will be getting married in 3 months time. She needs our prayer.

Finally, we want to thank you, for your love, support and prayers.

Endris Amedo

Friday, November 19, 2010

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