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Trip #5 to Ethiopia

terrybraceletHi I’m Dr Waggoner President of Encompass Nutrients. I’m on a plane home from Ethiopia and wanted to share about the Giving Hope side of our “Building Health. Giving Hope.” slogan.

It’s not just a slogan but a passion of Encompass Nutrients to give hope to vulnerable children around the globe.  This is my 5th trip to Ethiopia. My 1st trip was to adopt our beautiful daughter Anna Tihun. The last four have been to come along side several nonprofits to help out poverty stricken Ethiopia.

About the Non Profits and my trip:

1. Lifesong for Orphans is an amazing organization that I respect and love. They have a 100% pledge. That means all your money given goes to the field that you are giving to. Encompass Nutrients & my wife Juli & I give monthly to sponsor 15 kids at the Lifesong schools in Ethiopia. Friends, family & patients have also come alongside to donate each year to the capital campaign to raise funds for the schools. This year a portion of EN profits will go to a new high school. While on the ground in Ethiopia I updated photos for sponsorship, looked at the new structures built, and helped formulate plans for the next building phase. But the most rewarding time for me was building relationships by spending time with the kids, teachers, administrators, and did I say kids!

A little more about Lifesong for Orphans:DSC_1352 (1)
A. 100% Pledge
B. Every Child receives Lifesong’s 4-point pledge.
1. Basic Needs
2. Education
3. Discipleship
4. Transition to adulthood
C. Creating sustainability by teaching business skills, micro loans, and developing businesses.

To sponsor a child click this link.  www.zatproject.com
To learn more about Lifesong for Orphans and the 9 countries they serve (which include:  USA, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ukraine, Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia, Bolivia, and India), go to:  www.lifesongfororphans.org