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Mission: Going to Africa!

It was in a conversation at dinner, the night before our annual Awana Ministry Conference. I had mentioned that I would love to go on a trip overseas sometime to see and experience the work of Awana around the world. Brian Rhodes, Sr. Vice President of Global Field asked, "Why?". I said "It's one thing to share about what Awana is doing around the world, but it's another thing to have experienced it and be able to share real life stories of how it has impacted your life." He replied, "Come with me to Africa in October." So...


From October 4-17, I will be traveling to Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Tanzania to equip and encourage local leaders in Awana. Awana in Africa is booming! Since 2014, Africa has more children in Awana each week than we have in the US, and they will probably reach over the 2 million kids really soon. There is such a great need for the Gospel to be shared in this part of the world.

How can you help?

1) Prayer - for Tyler as he travels and serves, and for Katie as she will be home with the girls. 2) The finances to make this trip happen. We know God will provide, just as He has for us the past 3 years as Awana Missionaries. If you would like to make a special gift towards this trip you can visit: then use the drop-down menus to select "North America - U.S." then "Tyler and Katie O'Donnell".

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for your continuous love, prayers, and support. We couldn't do this without you!

I plan on updating this blog as we travel, so follow along and check for updates! If you are interested in seeing some of the places I will be going, take a look at the videos in this post.

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