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Published September 17, 2011, 07:07 PM

Moorhead family moves to Africa to help with Mattaw Children's Ministry

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- The Erhardt's will be moving to Africa for a year to care for orphans. But there's a lot that goes into moving to the other side of the world.

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- The Erhardt's will be moving to Africa for a year to care for orphans. But there's a lot that goes into moving to the other side of the world.

Right now it looks like a storage unit out of Hoarders. But all these baby supplies will hopefully soon be put to good use. Lindsay and TJ Erhard have decided to move to Kenya. Their goal: to help with the Mattaw Children's Ministry and build a baby house for orphaned infants.

Lindsay Erhard: We're rescuing orphaned and abandoned babies out of poverty, with the goal to transition them to Mattaw Children's Village where they'll receive holistic care. Removing the label orphan from them because they'll have Kenyan parents to care for them for the rest of their life.

T.J. Erhard: The poverty, the Hunger, the need for a helping hand, that's what really drives me.

The Erhard's have been taking donations since January, but it's not only the parents, the kids are helping out too.

Ben Erhard: They don't know how to play baseball over there so I want to teach them a new sport.

Ben has collected dozens of bats, balls, and gloves to share America's sport with Kenyan children.

But the family has run into trouble. Their primary financial backer pulled out at the last minute, leaving the family with no money to ship supplies...or build the baby house needed to care for orphans.

Lindsay Erhard: These babies need a voice, if it was my daughter or my son suffering the way they've been suffering, I would want people to run to my kids and help in any way they could.

But no matter what, the Erhards have their mind set. Set on helping in anyway possible...money or not.

If you'd like to help, go to mango mama dot org.

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