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Adoption in Ethiopia ~ A Cultural Shift

The Ethiopian culture does not support or encourage adoption.  Adoptees traditionally are looked at as second class citizens and certainly not on equal footing with biological children.  Even the word ‘adopted’ in Romans 8:12 is omitted in the current Amharic...

Why Celebrate Adoption?

Those of us working with NewLife Ethiopia are radically and passionately committed to providing family for every child brought into our care.   We are guilty of celebrating with pictures and details every time a little one is enveloped by a family of their very own. ...

Special Need – Special Girl

by Joy Casey Michu stole my heart.  I walked into the nursery on my last trip to Shashemene and saw a little girl who physically looked like a baby except that her engaging smile showed a full set of teeth and her cognitive demeanor was definitely not that of a baby....

God’s Word for Women

In a dusty village sprawled over the savannah in southern Ethiopia one-hundred Christian women will gather in late fall for a day of worship, teaching and sweet fellowship.  The women are recent Christ-followers.  Most are illiterate.  They are mothers of large...

A Rescued Life!

I have an update on our little baby Felmetuu… she is the precious little one who was left for dead on a riverbank as a premature newborn. This is what she looked like when she was placed in our orphanage after a month in the hospital and a futile search for anyone who...

Be Yerosan’s Advocate?

We need your help to find a support partner for each abandoned child in our orphanage.  It costs approximately $90/month per child just for formula but your monthly sponsorship of $50 will help us immensely. This darling baby boy was abandoned in a hospital waiting...

Orphaned No More

Naoli came to our orphanage in March 2017 when he was less than one week old, so he has spent his entire life in the care of our wonderful nanny-mommies.  He was abandoned behind a wooden pool shop in Shashemene and left for dead. God, however, had His eye on Naoli...

My name is Lalise

  My name is Lalise (La-lee’-say) and I am seven weeks old. Late one night in early June a man was walking home and heard me crying.  He searched in the dark to see who it was and was shocked to find me laying on the ground next to a house.  After checking with a...

Meet Rameto

I have the privilege of introducing several babies in Ethiopia to you! When Rameto was just about a month old, someone left him lying on the ground near a funeral home.  His cries were heard and he was scooped up and taken to the police station.  A search ensued for...

Your Help = Happy Endings

Every child deserves to be wanted. The babies at Mana Gammachuu orphanage were each abandoned and without hope but we believe God is re-writing their futures! Your sponsorship helps provide essential formula and the loving care of many dedicated nannies until we can...

Headline News from the Front Lines

Bora went from addictions and hopelessness to freedom and hope! Over the past two months, 93 people in one evangelistic outreach area have turned from Islam to embrace Jesus Christ as Savior.  Bora was a man who listened to the missionaries tell about life with Jesus...

A Family for Tariku!

It’s hard for us to imagine how common it is to find a baby in Ethiopia left lying on the ground or perhaps wrapped in a blanket and tucked next to a fence post. In Tariku’s case, someone left him in the dirt near the local police station – likely a desperate...

Another Moses is Chosen

Names hold a great deal of significance in Ethiopia and this little boy’s name foretold his story.  Moses means ‘to pull or draw out’ – to be rescued. In the Old Testament, baby Moses’ birthmother placed him in a papyrus basket and left him floating among the reeds...

Family Ties

In November of last year, a tiny baby’s cry was heard coming from a public restroom.  The woman who went in to investigate actually found the baby girl in the toilet.  The police were called and baby Simele was placed in the hospital, where she stayed for 10 days. She...

Only God

When Iftu was just a year old she was found all alone in a residential area in Shashemene.  Her cries were heard by a local woman who asked her neighbors if they knew who the child belonged to but no one could recognize her.  The police were called and they brought...

Plowing Rocks

by Joy Casey Aliyi* is only 23 and has served as a missionary-evangelist for 18 months, but he is following Paul’s footsteps as he boldly shares the gospel in a hostile environment.  Twice he has been severely beaten,  the second time so badly he was urged to seek...

A Great Problem!

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia written May 2, 2018 I am showered, dressed and ready to finish my work this last day in Ethiopia.  I have one hour to myself before lugging my bags to the car for the last time.  There are many thoughts swirling in my head -- I am hard pressed...

Increasing Openness

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia We left Shashemene early in the morning heading for a village where we have built a church and operate a kindergarten for 40 students.  I have been with this project from the beginning when God began a major move in this M*slim village.  I am...

The Message of Freedom

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia Sunday April 29, 2018 Yesterday I met two pastors at the airport from Napa Grace Church.  They are delightful men with a heart for God’s global commission to reach the lost and strengthen churches.  We immediately drove south where we met our...

School Days

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia April 27, 2018 We left Shashemene early this morning heading for a village where we have built a church and operate a kindergarten for 40 students.  I have been with this project from the beginning when God began a major move in this M*slim...

At Our Joyful Place

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia April 26, 2018 The past two days have been non-stop activity interacting with the energetic toddlers and babies in our Mana Gammachuu (Joyful Place) orphanage, brainstorming with our staff and meeting with government officials.  I leave...

Abandoned No More

A passenger on a bus to Hawassa got off at the Shashemene stop to do some shopping.  What she never could have imagined was hearing the muffled cry of a baby, laying on the ground next to a fence behind the bus station.  She quickly gathered the baby up in her arms...

Famiglia

Family.  It means the same in every culture. Now two of our precious little ones from the orphanage are lovingly embraced in their very own forever family. Chaltu was just about 24 hours old when she was found lying on the ground behind the police station.  Perhaps...

Broken Strongholds

by Joy Casey A personal encounter with Jesus Christ can come in unusual ways.  Muhammad* was an on-fire M*slim man vigorously confronting Christians and at times violently opposing their claim that Jesus is God.  The few Christians in his village cowered in his...

Hearing Good News

by Joy Casey The people NewLife Ethiopia are reaching with the Gospel live in villages deep in the countryside.  Most villagers never wander too far from home and land is passed from one generation to the next.  The economy is subsistence farming with maize used for...

Reinforcing Attachment with Stories

Adoptive parents are always looking for help in finding ways to secure their child's bond with them and books are a wonderful tool.  Sitting on a parent's lap or snuggled up on the couch, sharing a story can be a great conversation starter or assist in verbalizing...

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