Meet Edith Weaver – Kingdom Families Intern

In the early church, when the Spirit of God was moving, Acts says that the Lord added to their number daily. At Kingdom Families, we very much feel God’s Spirit moving and therefore, we are not surprised that God is adding to our number in ways that people are getting involved. We’ve already been blessed to add three amazing young women to serve with us as summer interns in Moshi, Tanzania and today, we’re excited to announce another intern to the team.

Edith Weaver from San Francisco is already pretty acquainted with Moshi, Global-Effect and serving with the Stiver family as she interned here for two months in 2014. At the time she was a part of a team running a summer camp at Hope International School, which is another Global-Effect project. During her time that summer, Edith and the other interns met with Brandon and Melissa multiple times a week for worship, Bible study and discipleship. A bond was formed then that we’re all grateful for, so when we all discussed the prospect of Edith coming back out to serve with Kingdom Families, it seemed like a perfect fit.

Since graduating from Vanguard University in 2014, Edith has spent the last few years working with children and doing administration at camps and community recreation facilities in California. She is a natural administrator with lots of experience teaching and mentoring. Edith will be a part of our administrative team generating databases for Kingdom Families and the social welfare department and also contributing to addressing mental health needs among vulnerable children in the area. She’ll also be helping in children’s ministries at churches and local communities.

When asked about the importance of family based care for orphans, Edith has a powerful message:

It is incredibly important for children to belong, and to have a home, in both physical and emotional senses. I completely agree with the arguments against orphanages as permanent solutions. God made us to belong. We want to model that even when it makes our own lives less convenient. -Edith Weaver

Edith has begun fundraising for her upcoming internship and we would be so happy if you chose to partner with her. God is doing a great work in Kilimanjaro and we know that Edith has something unique to contribute as the church of our area rise up to care for the least of these. The necessary items for which she’s responsible for include airfare, accommodations and administrative costs related to her ministry here.

As with any giving towards Kingdom Families, the donation is tax-deductible. Kingdom Families is a project of the California non-profit Global-Effect. We encourage you to take a moment and chip in by making an online donation and we ask that you write in the comment section “EW-Internship” so that we know you’re donating towards Edith’s internship and it doesn’t go towards other programming. Click here to give online. If you prefer to send a check, you can do so by making it out to “Global-Effect” and write “KFS-EW” on the memo line. Send the Check to Global-Effect, PO Box 992856, Redding CA 96099.

We’re grateful to God for the work that He’s doing in Tanzania to set the lonely in families. We’re also grateful for the people that God has brought along for the journey. We would love for you, too, to be one such person by praying and supporting the work. Please be praying for Edith as well as our other interns Jackie, Reya and Tayler as they serve in Moshi this summer.

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Brandon Stiver

I am a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, living and working in Moshi, Tanzania. My wife is named Melissa and we have three children: Moses, Promise and Shepherd. We are directors over an orphan care ministry called Kingdom Families; advocating for the needs of orphans and vulnerable children and assisting families to welcome them into their homes as sons and daughters.

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