Advent Devotional Readings starting Sunday!

Dear Friends,


Back in 2012 I wrote a series of daily devotions for the Advent season.  Many of these devotions were written from the perspective of our time in Ethiopia working among the poorest of the poor.

Recently a friend asked if I would publish these devotions again on our website for this Christmas season.   So, starting on the first Day of Advent 2016, November 27th, there will be a daily devotional posted to our website.  You can access them daily at .  


Every day there will be a Scripture reading and a short reflection.  Every day there also will be a photo from Embracing Hope’s work.  Please take a couple of moments to pray for the child(ren), Moms and Staff in those photos.   Please also take time to comment to the posts, too.

Please also feel free to share the devotions far and wide.   This season is a time where we focus on the coming and promised return of Jesus – so we are grateful for others to share in that same focus.

You also can download all 30 daily devotions in a PDF format at this link.  (You will be taken to Dropbox where you can download the file).

We pray that you have a wonderful Advent and Christmas season.  We are grateful for you and for your support, prayers and encouragement in this work of orphan prevention and family preservation.

Merry Christmas,

Jerry Shannon

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