my missionary summer.

Hi, my name is Wynne.
and this is my family.


God allowed me to stay in Ethiopia after our court date of these two precious babies (Camp + Asher) to do ministry and
I spent the past two months living with this missionary family (the Yates) in Ethiopia.
well, more exactly I lived in a house with all of these people.
working with Project 61.
in Kore (or Korah)
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
where this group of guys help lead the charge as leaders of the church & Great Hope Ministries.
I partnered with this sweet family
the gibsons
to be “happy helpers” in Korah.
We watched teams come in every week to serve the kids of Korah
We did VBS with them…

scripture memory, songs, crafts, games….

and most importantly sharing the gospel!!

{photo by Kari Gibson}

and at the end of every week, we celebrated what Jesus had done with a big MEAT lunch.

{photo by Kari Gibson}

The afternoons were often spent (with the teams) visiting Alert hospital & going on home visits.

during home visits you can always expect buna (ethiopian coffee), popcorn or traditional bread, and lots of good time hearing each other stories and praying together.

there was always a lot going on in Korah with Project 61, Hope for Korah (family program), and Mission Ethiopia (sustainable work for at risk women)!

that is a small glimpse into what we did as a part of the Project 61 team in Ethiopia, but it doesn’t even begin to tell the stories of what we really did.  or rather what God did through us.

It wasn’t necessarily through the programs, or events that we felt God at work – it was through the personal relationships we had with the people.

Mid summer I started going into the bible study that Roger Gibson & Kari started for some of the boys that live in the dorm in Korah during the summer (when they aren’t in school).  Roger really felt like God told him to disciple these young men – and it was an honor and blessing to watch them grow this summer and to really just be a family with them.

Yes, we had bible study with them every week.

we prayed with them.

we gave them bibles.

we shared the gospel & our personal testimonies.

we took them to church each Sunday

but we also ate with them

took them to the zoo

celebrated birthdays with them

played soccer with them

watched movies & made cookies together

took them bowling

we did things FAMILIES do together.
and that is exactly what we became – a big crazy ethiopian family!

my last Sunday in Addis, I got to witness a beautiful baptism of my friend & brother, Kedir (Kedy).
it was an emotional day as I’ve seen this boy transform by the love of Jesus this past year.

THIS is what it’s all about.

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. love this post, wynne. what a summer. i can only imagine!!! <3.

  2. LOVE THIS WYNNE! Thanks for sharing your story and your heart! 🙂

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