Making Smiles

Alexander fam

Moody and Emily Alexander adopted a beautiful little girl from one of YWAM’s orphanages in Ethiopia in 2011, which was our introduction to this amazing couple and their ministry in Ethiopia.  Moody and Emily had already adopted two boys from Ethiopia before they brought Gigi home. 

Dr. Alexander is an orthodontist in Texas who regularly takes teams of dental professionals and volunteers to serve the essentially unmet needs of widows, families and children in several communities in and around the capital city of Addis Ababa.  You can read more about these very dedicated servants of Christ on the website:  EthiopiaSmile 

Adoption Ministry has had the privilege of partnering with the Alexanders and their ‘Smile’ teams to serve both the widows in our Widows & Orphans Home community outreach and also some of the families in our Adoption Ministry 1:27 program.  (You can read about the October 2011 team on our blog here.)  Just this last week, a 54-member EthiopiaSmile team conducted dental clinics for the AM 1:27 families from the Meseret Christos and Bole Bulbula churches in Addis.  Several widows even received eye exams from an eye doctor present on the team and were given free eye glasses. 

We are so grateful to the Alexanders and their giant hearts of compassion!  Love in action = Ethiopia Smiles!

Be sure to read Emily’s blog soli deo gloria to read in more detail about their latest team and see some great video of their time in the village of Dube Bute.
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