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4th Quarterly Newsletter- October 2020


One of our sponsored families at intake. Photo by Li Po

Hello Friends

Our mission to EMBRACE, EQUIP, EMPOWER, and EMPLOY is ongoing

Mission 1:27 is working diligently with our in-country staff to keep you apprised of your families during this difficult time due to COVID-19. We are happy to be bringing you updates again! Our Case Managers are meeting with families when they can safely social-distance or do updates over the phone. They continue to distribute food and hygiene supplies twice a month and check-in with our families.

Check this out... our ongoing hygiene product drive has raised $5,450 total for Covid-19 Relief in Ethiopia! We want to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude to those who contributed. To make a donation towards this, please visit our website and designate your donation specifically for "Covid Relief".


What's New

Board of Directors Meeting

Our Board of Directors met in September and discussed new ways to streamline our processes from beginning (intake) to end (starting/graduating from an IGA). The Board also discussed increasing marketing and creating more exposure on a larger scale for Mission 1:27. We are excited to see the positive impact on our program and individual families as these changes are implemented in the coming year.

Some exciting news!

Ethiopia is open for business! The government has advised everyone to begin working again to get the economy restarted. This is great news for our families as they begin to work at their businesses. Please continue to pray for their continued protection from COVID-19 and for the success of their businesses.


Streets of the capital city, Addis Ababa. Photo by Li Po

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Street market in Shashemene.

Other good news!

Mission 1:27 funded a total of 41 IGAs last month, (7 of these were in-country)! We still have 22 waiting for funding. A donation can be made on our website to specifically help fund an IGA. Most IGAs are about $500.


This woman in our program makes the local flat bread, injera, for her IGA. Photo by Li Po

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These women in our IGA program cook potatoes and sell them in markets along the streets in Shashemene.

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Photo by Li Po.

Sponsors Needed

Mission 1:27 currently has over 80 families awaiting sponsorship. If you or someone you know has a heart for Ethiopia and the plight of orphans, please share this news, visit our website, and prayerfully consider sponsoring one or more families.


Ways to Help

Without the generosity of our Vision partners, family sponsors and donors, we at Mission 1:27 could not do what we do. If you, someone you know, or your place of business or church wish to be involved in our ministry, please contact Board President Jeff Butler by email at to discuss how you can help Mission 1:27.

If you have questions about sponsorship, sending additional funds to your family in Ethiopia, funding an IGA, or making a donation to our general fund, please contact our Sponsor Care Specialist Morgan Craighead by email at or by phone at 253-770-2283.

Your Team at Mission 1:27


"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40

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