Saturday, November 2, 2013

East African Mission Trip Dates: Nov. 29-Dec.13


Seven members of FBC Austin will travel to Uganda and Ethiopia in order to support, work alongside, learn, and be transformed by God's work in our CBF missionary partners as well as locals. 

Ways to support our mission team:

1) Please pray about supporting the team as they continue to raise funds in order to lower the cost of the trip. Give online here or drop a check off in the church office made out to First Baptist Church and in the memo line include, "E. Africa Trip." 

2) Learn about our CBF partners and issues facing them in Uganda and Ethiopia. Each week, we'll highlight the work being done as well as general information about the trip. 


About 3 out of 4 Ethiopians do no not have access to safe water. David and Merrie Harding serve as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionaries and partner with Ethiopians to develop safe water sources for their people. The son of missionaries, David was born in Ehtiopia. They are the founders of Water Is Life International. They partner with Ethiopian companies and churches to serve communities in the Rift Valley of south-central Ethiopia by providing sources of clean water and help establish and support Sustainable Living Groups. The Hardings live in Florida, and David travels to Ethiopia several times a year to visit with Ethiopian partners to strengthen relationships and encourage them in their work. "The Ethiopians have to make it work themselves," David said. "We don't want to create unnecessary dependencies."
During Advent last year, FBC raised nearly $42,000, enough to fund 7 water wells. Since these wells are in areas too remote to visit in this triip, our FBC team members will join David to visit communities previously served by the project and see how this work impacts their lives and faith communities.
Watch this video to learn about Water is Life International:
Watch the Hardings tell how CBF brings clean water and Christ's love to Ethiopia:  
Read about their work with CBF:
Pray for the Hardings and their partners in Ethiopia
Pray for our FBC team as they prepare for the trip to Ethiopia and Uganda.





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