Blessing the Children is pleased to offer you a variety of ways you can come to Ethiopia in person and give of yourself in ministry.  Some people are called to send, and others are called to go.  If your considering going, let us help you make your gift of service memorable for you and effective for those you are going to minister to. 
For more details about each option: Mission Trips or Internships, please click on the tabs below.

Mission Trips Internships
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Mission Trips
This is the most flexible way to experience missions first-hand and to touch the lives of those less fortunate. This program allows you to join an existing team or bring your own team according to your schedule. Mission Trips make the best choice to experience missions because of their flexibility in length of stay, travel dates and the open schedule. 
Internships
Serving an Internship is by far the most effective way to change lives in an impoverished community in Ethiopia. Your contribution as an Intern makes the greatest difference in lives because you’re focused on the work of the ministry.  Serving for several weeks or months can give you the time you need to really make a lasting difference in the lives you're ministering to.
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Why Should I Go to Ethiopia?

 
 

Have you considered going on a mission trip or serving an internship, but aren't sure if it’s right for you? If you ask anybody who has done so, they'll most certainly tell you that it is a life-changing experience and one of the most rewarding things they have ever done. Perhaps you're not certain what benefits you can reap from ministering in a foreign country.

Here are some very excellent reasons why you should volunteer:

  • The experience will expand your world-view – In comparison with citizens of most other countries, Americans tend to be uninformed about the world beyond the nation's boundaries. Those who serve or study abroad return home with an informed and much less biased perspective toward other cultures and peoples.

  • The experience of serving others less fortunate – is a very rewarding way to fulfill what God accepts as pure and faultless religion in James 1:27.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress and
to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

  • The experience will help you develop skills and give you experiences a job or classroom setting will never provide – Being immersed in an entirely new cultural setting is scary at first, but it's also exciting. It's an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems. As you encounter situations that are unfamiliar, you will learn to adapt and respond in effective ways.
  • The experience will help you to learn about yourself – People who serve or study abroad return home with new ideas and perspectives about themselves and their own culture. The encounter will help you strengthen your beliefs and values, and enable you to see your own culture through new eyes.
  • The experience will allow you get to know another culture first-hand – Cultural differences are more than just differences in language, food, appearances, and personal habits. A person's culture reflects very deep perceptions, beliefs, and values that influence his or her way of life and the way they view the world. People who experience cultural differences personally can come to truly understand where other cultures are coming from.
  • The experience will afford you the opportunity to make friends around the world – While abroad, you will meet not only natives to the culture in which you are ministering in, but also other international teams, missionaries and students who are as far from home as yourself.
  • The experience will give you the opportunity to break out of your academic or work routine – Serving abroad will be very much unlike what you are used to doing in your regular day-to-day life of working or going to school. It's a great opportunity to break out of the monotony of the routine you follow year after year.
  • The experience will enhance employment opportunities – Through an employer's eyes, a person who has served or studied abroad is self-motivated, independent, willing to embrace challenges, and able to cope with diverse problems and situations. Your experience in a foreign country, negotiating another culture, and acquiring another language will all set you apart from the majority of other job applicants.
 
College Brochure Cover A handy brochure is available in a PDF format here, with a comparison overview of the above programs. 

We are also pleased to send you printed information.  Simply email us at
Trips@BlessingTheChildren.org or call us toll free at 888-269-2719.

Get started today! 
Send in your application by clicking below.
     
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