Wednesday, December 30, 2009

International Development 101: A Special Ethiopia Event

Bridges of Grace is hosting a special event on Saturday January 9th (1pm-4pm, Grace Covenant Church) featuring Andrew Simons, Ethiopia Program Director with Food for the Hungry International (FH). Andrew, who holds a Harvard graduate degree in international development, is in Texas for the holidays and will be speaking on:

- Holistic community development – how FH partners with local church, government, education, and community leaders to bring about physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual development to the world’s most needy;
- Ethiopia and Africa-specific development efforts – how FH (one of the most active and longest-serving Christian relief and development organizations working in Africa) is dealing with the AIDS crisis, the tsunami of orphans created by AIDS, and much more; and
- The Zeway, Ethiopia Orphan-Headed Household partnership – details on how Grace Covenant and other local Austin churches are partnering with FH and Christian churches in Zeway to support 300 orphans and to engage in holistic community development in Zeway.

Join us for an interactive dialog and discussion with local Austin pastors, lay leaders, and others who are working to develop their missions and global service programs, to learn more about what God is doing in Africa, and to hear expertise and stories from the front lines in Ethiopia.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please feel free to share this invitation with others!

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