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Time Away For Missionaries And Wives

In May two women from Arizona joined Joy in Ethiopia to bless the wives who accompanied their missionary husbands to a retreat. The women had a good balance of fellowship, teaching and just plain fun. The men thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie, teaching from our Country Rep and Evangelism Director while still having plenty of time to relax and enjoy a respite from daily responsibilities. These missionary families serve in extremely hostile communities, so this time away was a refreshing and much-needed break. Read more here.

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Church Reps Visit A Sister Church

It was a day of rejoicing when a church in Ethiopia welcomed representatives from a church in Washington State who provided the funds to build the church. People from High Pointe Church were warmly greeted as they stepped into a freshly mudded church building in a rural Mus!im village. This church is the first (and only) Christian presence among these people! A traditional drum was given to the church in Washington as a token of their thanks, and Ethiopian hospitality was lavished on the visitors with food and a traditional coffee ceremony. A special day indeed!

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No Longer Orphans

Cribs were temporarily empty after six babies were placed in the arms of their new family. Adoption is a time for celebration as a child goes from being an orphan to becoming a beloved member of a family. Read more here.


Unfortunately, the cribs do not stay empty for long. In May, three new little ones were brought to our Joyful Place care center needing TLC after being left in a hospital, abandoned beside a road or placed outside the gate of someone’s home. Read more here.

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A Taxi – Ethiopian Style

Despite the isolation imposed by an ethnic terrorist group, school for sixty kindergarteners in a Mus!im village is uninterrupted. A recent purchase from our gift catalog gave a donkey and cart to 5-year-old Sumaya’s family. The smile on mom Robdu’s face shows her absolute delight having a way to go to market and haul water (she used to lug water home on her back). She also offers her donkey cart for hire to transport goods or people in her village. This is a huge hand-up for this kindergarten family! Kindergarten Education – A Family Affair.

Education will break the natural inheritance of poverty and illiteracy for a child. We need your help to provide early childhood education for a girl or boy coming from extreme poverty.

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