Meet our new in-country director

This land is sacred. All land is, in reality, sacred ground upon which we live, work, play, dine, and fellowship with God and our neighbor. However, for me, it has always been easier to see the sacred in the midst of the ordinary, here, on this patch of ground in Ethiopia. Currently I am bumping […]

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What Happens Next?

I feel as if we can take a collective sigh of relief, as this has been a long journey for all of us. We cannot thank our Street Team enough for your patience, endurance, and sacrifices to see this seed of a dream become a reality. Because of you, today, five young boys in Addis […]

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Where are the Pictures?

I cannot explain how it feels, after such a long fight, to finally be working with the children we have been praying and yearning to serve! I saw their faces, I know their names, but I have not met them personally. I, in fact, will not meet them on this trip to Ethiopia, and maybe not […]

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.Desert Places.

It is curious that I sit here on a plane headed toward the deserts of Dubai, leaving my home on my way back to the place that my heart feels most at home. It is analogous of how I feel in my spiritual journey, departing home, headed straight into the desert, and longing for the […]

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.Close to Home. (Part 2)

Part 1 can be read here. Perhaps it was a test, and if that indeed was the case, it was a very dangerous, very frightening test. But it was almost as if she wanted to see if we would pursue her, or if we would just let her go. In the days following her announcement […]

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.Close to Home. (Part 1)

Her words were clipped and different than the melodic lilt that usually rolled from her tongue. Something wasn’t right. We had known it for weeks, but had not been able to put our fingers on what exactly it was that was wrong. Even without translation, and with the little Amharic that I have grasped, I […]

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.Henok {Repost}.

His shivers racked his rail thin body, his teeth violently chattering against one another, causing his head to pound and his jaw to ache. Henok curled his small body tighter to the body of his best friend, Abal, who slept closest to him, feeling the trembling from his friend’s body as well. He pulled at […]

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.Our Year from the Inside Out {Part 2}.

At the one-year anniversary of our time here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia we thought it would be fun to review our journey through the lens of the popular Pixar movie, Inside Out. If you missed part one, you can find it here. If you are not familiar with the movie, I will outline the basic […]

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.Our Year from the Inside Out {Part 1}.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of our time here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has been a very emotional year, one that has seen mountaintop experiences and deep valley encounters. So, to try and help others understand the rollercoaster of emotions the past year has presented, I thought it would be fun to do […]

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