Here’s a quick introduction to the ministry of Into Abba’s Arms and an explanation of why we were here. I’ll have more pictures in future posts.
IAA was formed about 18 years ago to serve double-orphans - that means a child who has neither father nor mother able to care for them. In 2015 I got connected to the ministry when I served on an EMI team designing an expansion for them. Currently, IAA is home to 56 kids but they want to be able to serve 75. We designed a new dormitory and some expansion to a few other buildings. They are now launching into their fundraising efforts, which is where my job comes in.
I have been talking with Jane, the founder, about doing a video for them since just a few short months after our initial visit. Due to various things in both our lives (Egypt for us, sabbatical for her, plus just life) we were unable to make anything happen until just now. The timing turned out to be pretty good as a team was going over to serve for the week so I would have others to turn to for footage and sound bites and good content.
I’ll be creating several videos, mostly aimed at the funding efforts, which will be kicked off with a benefit concert in October by Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave. As I mentioned in a recent post, it has become increasingly more difficult to do additional video work for anything beyond EMI. Since I had been in contact with Jane about this project for so long I was more than willing to keep the commitment, but it will be my last outside video work for the foreseeable future. I loved the ministry of IAA from the start and I am really excited to play a role in helping them get their new facilities built. It’s a project that will take me the next several months to complete and I will share the videos with you when they’re all done.
We are missionaries with Engineering Ministries International, based in Colorado Springs, and traveling around the globe to serve.
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