To fulfill the “multiplying the Kingdom of God in Staunton, Virginia, and to the ends of the earth” part of Church Downtown’s vision statement, we partner with Project HOPEFUL Awassa, which is directed by our Ministry Team Leaders, Greg and Charisa Knight.
Project HOPEFUL’s direct care efforts in Awassa, Ethiopia, are focused on vulnerable children and their families. Our goal is to keep families together and ensure access to education for their children, and to help families achieve financial independence through vocational training and initial financial support.
There are many ways that you can be involved in our partnership Project HOPEFUL Awassa. There is a child/family sponsorship program (Family In the Gap) for $30 per month, and there are many available children that you can be connected to, pray for, and help to support. You can see a list of children who still need FIG sponsor on their Facebook page.
We have many individuals in the church who currently sponsor children, and our own Kids Downtown are FIG sponsors for a young boy, Natnael.
Project HOPEFUL Awassa also has many initiatives to support vulnerable children and women in Ethiopia. You can donate towards bibles, mosquito nets, clean water, purchase a cow or goat and other things. There are also several trips during the year that you can join.
Email our Missions Team with any questions.