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Creek Goes to Ethiopia to Work With Hope for the Fatherless


Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, a Soccer Chaplains United church partner, is sending a team (including Senior Pastor Brad Strait, his wife, Soccer Chaplains United board member Darren Dragovich’s family, and Children’s Ministry staffer Lea Wright) to visit Hope for the Fatherless, a Christian ministry that serves orphaned and vulnerable children in Ethiopia.

Hope for the Fatherless strives to create a culture of adoption and orphan care worldwide by working in and through local communities. The team from Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church will be ministering to the children who are part of HFTF’s group homes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There are ten children in each home.

Bontu will get to meet her sponsoring family

In addition, the team will also visit one of the children who are sponsored by the Dragovich Family through Compassion International. Bontu lives about an hour outside of the capital and attends a Compassion project site that serves over 200 kids. These children are from difficult and impoverished situations.

The Cherry Creek Team is bringing gifts including school and crafting supplies and jump ropes to the Compassion site. They are also requesting some One World Play Soccer Balls to provide HFTF and Compassion opportunities to continue their work with these children. The team is looking forward to using soccer to provide a chance to easily cross language and cultural barriers and engage in a fun, loving, and meaningful ways with the children from both organizations.

Specific Request:

  • 7 soccer balls
  • 18 youth jerseys

To support this specific request for Hope for the Fatherless, or future ventures like this, please donate through PushPay — simply select “Timothy Project” from the selectable funds to contribute to.  Your financial gift helps us purchase new soccer equipment, sponsor an individual or organization in an outreach effort, and to cover associated costs of providing Bibles, soccer equipment, and other outreach tools locally and around the world!


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