visiting orphans, part 1.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
James 1:27

Sometimes people ask me what we DO when we go to Africa with Visiting Orphans.
Well, our day at Kidane Orphanage in Ethiopia is a perfect example.
We play games, we paint nails, we jump rope, we blow bubbles, we speak life, we shower them with stickers, we encourage, most importantly -we love.
We basically be kids with them.

have fun.


make them feel, even for one day that they have a family.
people who love them.
We are going to this specific orphanage in Ethiopia again in January – I can’t wait to find this friend and give her a big hug!
You should go love on some orphans too.
check out Visiting Orphans 🙂

Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life.  I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
Welcome, come on in!

let'e be friends

  1. Jenna says:

    I wanna go!!!!!

  2. Being kids is A BLAST! WHat fun you guys are having! Sign me up!

  3. larissa says:

    i love orphans. and days when you don’t have to build something-since that’s why we go usually-and can just hang out with those precious kiddos are the best. and those smiles?! melt my heart. what a beautiful girl!

  4. Wynne Elder says:

    alright, yall get on and look into trips! I am not signed up for another one YET but will let you know when I do 🙂 How fun if we all went together!!!

  5. MsMills says:

    I am soooo interested! Been interested for some time! Tips on fund raising??

  6. Wynne Elder says:

    yes! fundraising tips! think of something you already do that you are good at & play to that advantage! for example – for this trip (since I’m a photographer) I did mini sessions for christmas cards & all the $ they paid went straight to my trip! my sister is a good cook so she’s making a holiday cook book with recipies that she can sell for $15 and send email as pdf (no printing cost). I love brainstorming ideas! email me

  7. Amanda says:

    it’s so simple and clear. All they want is Love. and we need is Love. Blending our hearts together is what God always intended….. I LOVED being able to share this experience with you Wynne and I can’t WAIT to be able to do it again soon!!

  8. Wynne Elder says:

    love you amanda. so honored to be your friend & to have met you in this way 🙂

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