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The next team member to visit Ethiopia after the mission experience in Rwanda was Carrie. Carrie was able to spend a few extra days with Glenda in Rwanda and then had an amazing experience ministering to some of the women in the local community as well as a very sick lady in the hospital. Carrie [...]


One of the unique adventure opportunities that Melanie, Lindsay, and Sarah got to experience was that of hiking into Wenchi crater. A volcanic crater where the hike starts at an altitude of 10,500 feet. The team dropped about 4000 feet down to the hot springs that are found just below Wenchi lake Everyone then took [...]


Some of the women after completing their mission joined Ralph over in Ethiopia to get an overview of the Hopethiopia projects. The women tour various sites seeing the effects of deforestation on the land. Many seedlings are being planted at the Hopethiopia south reforestation site. 8 species of trees are being grown and there are [...]

Finally after spending 3 weeks in Rwanda, the team arrived in Ethiopia for a few intense days of ministry and familiarization with the culture and environment. Since the Hopethiopia projects are located at the highland plateau at 8000 feet altitude everyone noticed the thinner air and with the dry season the team needed to hydrate [...]


The Women of the Hopethiopia / Rwanda “Hearts of Hope” team get to spend some time with the youn boys at the House of Hope. These young boys are being cared for in a wonderful way and it was great to meet again with the ministry leader Emmanuel. He hasĀ  a great ministry reaching out [...]


Once again the Hopethiopia team had the great pleasure of visiting Iwawa island. This island is a beautiful paradise setting that exists to rehabilitate young men in Rwanda that are struggling with many issues such as addiction and petty crimes. The almost 2000 men on the island learn a variety of trades to help in [...]


Today, Feb 10th, the Hearts of Hope team left for Rwanda. The team will join Glenda in Rwanda to begin the process of setting up a Womens cooperative project. They will spend the next few weeks mentoring, training, and encouraging a group of women along with their children in Rwanda.

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Rilla and Kiersti are now living onsite in the community of Harbu Chulule, Ethiopia and getting involved in the many areas of daily life. They are concentrating on helping out with education and reforestation to start with and then will assist in the many areas on community involvement.


Kiersti and Rilla get to Ethiopia Finally after their travels through Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda the girls have now arrived in Ethiopia where they will work with the Hopethiopia projects for the next few months. They will concentrate on education and reforestation as well as the many other opportunities that will present. They are super excited [...]

Gifts of Hope 2011

Hello to all our partners and encouragers, This has truly been an amazing year for Hopethiopia both in Ethiopia and Rwanda. So many things have happened to improve the lives of many people and communities and we are extremely grateful for all your support, prayers, and encouragement. It is also incredible to see how relatively [...]