Leduc Fellowship Church - October 2014 | Hungry For Life

October 2014: ,

A team of 8 people led by Chad Martz and Ella Härkönen from Hungry For Life travelled to Ethiopia to begin working alongside our partners Kingdom Vision International. The team was engaged in various community development activities and got a first hand look at how their church could be strategically involved in transforming the community of Zamine Sebaye.

Community projects: 
Additional items accomplished: 

Completed the painting of school Completed painting of latrines 650 students attended a sports day 2 Orphanages visited Distributed school and medical supplies 250 Church leaders attended pastoral conference 9 home visits Visited women's empowerment project

Team Testimonials:

"I will forever be impacted by this trip."
"I now know the need here (in Ethiopia) is real and better yet, I know how I can help."
"These people have next to nothing but are the most fulfilled, happiest, hard working, grateful, giving people I know."
"My eyes have been opened."
"I love it when Jesus breaks my heart and makes it bigger."
"I have seen a deeper love and desire for God and life."
"The trip has broken my heart, but it allows me to understand poverty at a more personal level."
"The mission will affect not only the school students but also their future generations."

Team Blog:

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Last day

So our finally day in Ethiopia has come and gone and I am writing this in my kitchen. It amazes me how quickly you can get back to a “normal” life. I really do miss that country and have enjoyed telling everyone about what happened there.

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Saturday, November 8th, 2014


We definitely enjoyed one of our last mornings in Ethiopia! We had an awesome breakfast at Tadesse Enjory Hotel (where we had spent the night). They made fresh omelets right in front of us, it was a great! Then we hopped over to another fancy hotel that is situated on the beautiful Hawassa Lake.

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Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Field day

On Thursday we got the chance to go to the school and help lead a field day for all 650 kids in the school area! We started off very organized; we were in groups of two and each couple had a station that they ran.

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Friday, November 7th, 2014

Last day in Sodo

Every day is the best day yet. Today was very bittersweet as we drove up the dirt roads to the Zamine Sabaye School we have been working on and with all week for the last time.

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014


Today after breakfast we got to show our true farming skills by helping local farmers to harvest. Ethiopia has been a country waaaaay longer than Canada (or Finland) but especially walking at the farm made it seem like you traveled back in time.

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Visiting homes

Today I think was the best day so far, we were able to hang out with the people of the community we are working in. It was a great privilege to be able to visit three of their homes. These people are so generous to invite us into their very modest homes.

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Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Team Move!

Today started out pretty amazing with our dear Ella’s birthday. After a breakfast and a round of machiatos we piled into the vehicles and headed out to the school for some painting.

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