Levi & Jessie


We are Levi and Jessie Benkert, and even though it still sounds crazy to us every time we say it, we live in Ethiopia with our four children. We are still not sure what part is more unbelievable, the fact that we have four wonderful children or that we are blessed enough to call a place like Ethiopia home. Since 2009, we have lived here to work with children who have been orphaned and have no families to care for them.

Together, we are doing our best to share the love that God has shown us with others. As a family, we have devoted our lives to finding better ways to give orphans the love and care they deserve. It’s not always easy – and, at times, just plain frustrating, but we are passionate about the call we feel God has placed on our lives. We strive to do what we can with what we’ve been given.

As of early 2013 our family became fully supported financially through work that we do on the side, we take no donations for our part of the ministry, but rather are blessed to be able to do what we do as a way of serving God, we are thankful for His incredible provision in this area!

Levi and Jessie Benkert

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