On my first trip to Ethiopia, we drove to a part of the city near a mountain called Entoto. Tucked away on a back street is a small shop that employs women who have AIDS to make beautiful jewelry, baskets, and other products. The bracelet itself reminds me of all the inspiring Ethiopian organizations that offer disenfranchised women an opportunity to support their family, for street children to get an education and job training, and for those without hope to find hope in Jesus through loving relationships. A little bit of love goes a long way.
Ali St. Jeanos is a physical therapist and serves on the Global Outreach Advisory Team. She lives in Sanford.