Help with adoption from Ethiopia

Todd and Laura Waites here. We know that there are many worthy causes that need support so please do not feel obligated to give if you are unable. However if you can…

One of our very best friends (who also happens to be my pastor) Dave Jansen and his family are seeking to adopt a 14 year old male orphan from Ethiopia. This boy is hearing impaired, and after he is 16 (in 16 months) he will have to leave the orphanage and be on the streets.

Laura and I have spent significant time over the years with the Jansen family, including with 5 year old Martha who was also adopted as an orphan from Ethiopia 4

years ago. She is thriving as a member of the Jansen family is loved by everyone that comes in contact with her. This family will offer the same for this boy and we feel so strongly that this is where he belongs.

Adopting out of the country takes time and money. With this boy’s age time is of the essence because the process is long. Financially, the total cost is roughly $25,000.00. The Jansen’s pastor a smaller under 200 member church and while they are rich in other ways, financially is not one of them! By the grace of God, a family is offering $15,000.00. Wow!!!

So…the fundraising is on to raise the remaining $10,000.00 and I believe we can do this. Prayers are welcome and highly needed…and those are free! And if you feel led to do so…please give to this. Even if just $5.00 it all helps and is going to an amazing cause.

Thanks and blessings!!


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Todd Waites
Lewis Center, OH
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