This summer, a team of TLC staff and volunteers traveled to Addis for TLC’s 2nd annual youth camp! Russ Cooper, Financial Director for TLC’s parent organization Indigenous Outreach International, was on our team, and he shares here about his experience as a TLC sponsor.
In July, a team of volunteers traveled to Addis for two weeks to work with the TrueLight Childcare Project. Katelyn Summerford is a student at Mississippi State University and spent her time in Addis leading lessons for the TLC kids and visiting homes to collect updates for their sponsors. Katelyn shares about her experience.
TLC is incredibly blessed to have long-time sponsors who have supported our ministry since it's small beginnings. Over the years, as inflation has affected the cost of goods and services in Ethiopia, we have increased new sponsorship giving levels.
Currently new child sponsors are giving $35 per month. We are asking those whose sponsorship is less than $35 per month to consider giving a few more dollars with your monthly support to help us maintain our currently level of ministry and care to the TLC children. We understand that this additional giving may not be possible for everyone, and it will in no way affect your ability to continue sponsoring your TLC child at whatever level you are able to give.
If you are able to increase your giving, you may do so by copying the following into an email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
“I authorize the increase of my monthly giving to the amount of $_____.”
We praise God for His continued provision and for the miraculous ways He has used our sponsors sacrificial giving to change the lives of so many children and families in Ethiopia.
Earlier this summer, many TLC teens had the opportunity to attend a six-day retreat filled with teaching, song, encouragement, and games. Though it was raining season, it was sunny every day of the retreat! Many of the students responded to the beauty of their surroundings, and as the week progressed they seemed to form deepening friendships with one another. TLC staff and other leaders in attendance were greatly encouraged by how the students opened up with another and built up their peers. On the last day many students where overwhelmed with gratitude. They said they were amazed that they had been allowed to come to such a beautiful place and receive this camp experience. TLC Director Ayele Kidan shares about their time at the retreat.