Monday, July 9, 2012

Blogger's Misison Trip to Ethiopia

As bloggers, we have clout in this world.  Believe it or not.

Some of us do anyway.

Alece Ronzino aka GritandGlory
My daughter, Alece, does work for a non-profit organization called Food for the Hungry.  While a Missionary in South Africa, Alece had a dream for a bloggers mission trip.  That dream has now become a reality through Food for the Hungry

Alece has spearheaded this blogger's mission trip to Ethiopia that begins today.  Food for the Hungry is sending six bloggers, a photographer, and some staff. These six bloggers must post daily of the sights and sounds of Ethiopia and Food for the Hungry - their thoughts and hearts for what they are experiencing.

Please share in Alece's week-long mission trip on her blog: www.gritandglory.com beginning today.

For those who truly live in the 21st Century, you can follow these blogger-misisonaries' tweets at: http://tweetchat.com/room/fhbloggers.

On Thursday afternoon - 2 PM - Eastern Standard Time, Alece and the other bloggers will be having a LIVE Twitter chat at that same Twitter spot. You Tweeters can join in the conversation if you like.  I have no idea how to do that, so if anyone in my Circle can help me figure it all out, I'd appreciate it. Cause I do need HELP!

Blogging has become a powerful force in today's world. Companies are using us as a way to market their businesses. And successfully, I might add. We have a voice. People listen, peopled are moved. Some make decisions off of what they read. This is Food for the Hungry's hope, I'm sure - that people will be moved, and be decisive, to help their cause.

A blogger's mission trip. Birthed in the heart of my daughter.

As Alece's marriage ended and she had to give up their Mission and move back to the United States, her dream of a blogger's mission trip seemed to have died along with all her other dreams.

But, we have a resurrecting God! 

And He resurrected this dream in Alece's heart. No, it's not happening with her own ministry, but it is happening all the same - and in Alece's beloved Africa! It is for a time such as this.
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. ~ Romans 11:29
Hallelujah! 

So, I'm inviting my Circle to join Alece's Circle for the next week. Share in her heart's journey to Ethiopia. See the land, the children, and their needs through Alece's eyes. Read Alece's first-hand reports of how Food for the Hungry is making a difference in this world.

If nothing else, please rejoice with me for the goodness of our Father to my daughter - His servant - in restoring the years the locust had eaten from her life; and in praying for all on this blogger's mission trip - for their health and safety.

And if you are so inclined, pass on the news of this important blogger's mission trip within your Circles. Let's make our blogger's voices be heard!

Because of Him and Unto Him,






This story is shared over at Tell Me A Story

20 comments:

Alece said...

Thank you, Mom!!!

You can meet the other bloggers traveling with me at http://fhbloggers.org

And Food for the Hungry will be highlighting our posts and ways you can help at http://blog.fh.org

Lolita said...

I have been a follower and I am praying for the mission for overwhelming success and that nothing will come between them and God's purpose, for the preparations, the provisions, the place, timing and the crew.

When there is work to be done for the advancement of God's kingdom, there will be opposition at the enemy's camp.

Diane Ronzino said...

Oh, yes, Lolita! Thank you for your Spirit-led prayers!

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you for those links Alece.

God Speed to you, my daughter.

Floyd said...

What a blessing to have a child who has the heart of God. Praying for Alece and the travelers.

Saleslady371 said...

I saw a plaque yesterday that reminds me of Alece: "Your Most Powerful Ministry Comes out of Your Deepest Hurts." Praying for this outreach!

Pam said...

I know God will bless Alece beyond measure in this latest mission on her heart... and I pray health for her as well!

joy said...

This is a big opportunity. Bless their hearts and God be with them.

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you all for your heartfelt comments.

Our prayers are already working. Alece's plane took off from Nashville to a connecting flight in Atlanta. They had mechanical trouble and the pilot turned them around and landed them back in Nashville safe and sound. Thank You, Jesus! Her trip is comletely rerouted and as I type Alece is now boarding for a 12 hour flight to Ghana.

And Mary thanks for the saying. How true that can be!

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you all for your heartfelt comments.

Our prayers are already working. Alece's plane took off from Nashville to a connecting flight in Atlanta. They had mechanical trouble and the pilot turned them around and landed them back in Nashville safe and sound. Thank You, Jesus! Her trip is comletely rerouted and as I type Alece is now boarding for a 12 hour flight to Ghana.

And Mary thanks for the saying. How true that can be!

Betty said...

This is exciting...how precious of our Lord to give Alece back the love of her life, missions. Yes will pray for safety in all that they do. Also will pray for a fruitful ministry as they walk on foreign soil. Thanks for inviting us Diane to be a part of this. Blessings

Jennifer Dougan said...

Diane,

What a great idea your daughter had. :) I imagine the bloggers' lives will forever be changed as well. Did they have to raise their own support?

I have relatives adopted from Ethiopia and my mom lived there for a few years. We love eating Ethiopian food! Mmm, tibs and injera!

Have a great week.

Jennifer Dougan
www.jenniferdougan.com

A Joyful Noise said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing story at "Tell Me a True Story." God is working through many avenues to bring both spiritual and physical food to those who are in need of the good news.

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you, Betty. As one who has lived missions, you understand. I'm so grateful for that!

Diane Ronzino said...

Hi Jennifer! Yes, I'm sure the blogger's will be forever changed. No, in this case, Feed the Hungry paid their expenses. Normally, I would say yes, to paying your own expenses.

How nice that you have a heart connection with Ethiopia. Tibs and injera - I'll have to ask Alece about that when she gets home.

You don't know how to Tweet do you? I need help.

Diane Ronzino said...

Hazel, I'm shocked my your comment. Last night I had so much trouble posting on Tell Me A Story. I was so frustrated that I finally just closed the cover on my laptop and went to bed - thinking it wasn't posted.

So, I had no idea it was. Thank you for letting me know. Now, I just confused.

Crown of Beauty said...

Thanks for sharing this story Diane.

I already checked out her blog. Will be visiting within the next few days to find out more.

Love
Lidia

caryjo said...

I'm an Africa-loving person. Have heard so much re: Ethiopia over the years, read stories re: missions, etc. AND, before and when I was married, mostly from '67 to '84, I so wanted to be a missionary. Wasn't possibly going to take place. Than, after marrying Dave in '85, it's something both of us wanted. In Jan., '91, we were in Uganda. Went off and on there for 12 years. And would love to be there again. So, that was a huge God-gift. Wonderful how the Lord did it for me, just as He has done it for your daughter. HE knows our hearts and HE can bring the dreams and desires to pass. So happy for her. Thank you for sharing.

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you, Lidia!

Wow, Caryjo, how awesome about your missionary travels to Uganda. I bet you have stories to tell. Do you know Betty? She just came back to the States after many years. You might want to connect with her. You can find her info on the right side of this blog.

Veronica Shticks said...

Alece is unbelievably talented and insightful! I just liked her page on Facebook and am enjoying her work and love for her mission!!!