Our church has been so very supportive of our adoption. First they hosted a public viewing of a movie called "black gold" -with advertising -etc. At the event they sold fairly traded coffee, made popcorn and provided an opportunity to discuss it. They have donated money to the ECC for new adoptive parents to learn more about inter-racial adoption... and now.. they have sent socks to a newly created family to help a mom take care of her children during this upcoming rainy season.
Having the humble but wonderful opportunity to co-ordinate some of these opportunities is really making my heart leap for joy and tears come to my eyes. I can't thank our congregation enough for being open to reaching out to the needs in Ethiopia and for embracing our efforts.
Should anyone else like to ask their church or another local organization to do something for the Selamta group- simple or large- please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea and I'd be more than happy to put you in touch with the correct person.